Blue Spotted Ray

No. 267329

by Safari Ltd
$5.99

Also known as the bluespotted maskray and the Kuhl’s stingray, the bluespotted ray can be found off the coast of Australia, Madagascar, Africa, and Asia. As their name suggests, they can be identified by the blue spots across their backs.

  • Scientific Name: Neotrygon kuhlii
  • Characteristics: More than just a simple coloration, the bluespotted ray’s unique physical appearance serves as a warning for the venomous spines on its tail. The venomous barbs usually remain hidden unless the ray intends to use them, but with careful observation of this hand painted figurine you just might spot them!
  • Size and Color: The bluespotted ray has a predominantly grayish-tan body, similar to most rays, although they are notable for the blue spots along their back. 6.5 inches long and 3.5 inches wide, this model is about as wide as a deck of cards and a little longer than a dollar bill.
  • The Blue Spotted Ray is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • Product Description

    History:

    The first written record of the bluespotted ray was made in 1841 by explorer Heinrich Kuhl, who discovered it in the waters off the coast of Indonesia. It is believed that there are five subspecies of blue spotted stingray, but there isn’t sufficient data to either confirm or deny this theory. In fact, data on the bluespotted ray is limited to begin with, and biologists aren’t sure what the current condition of their global population is.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 16.5 L x 9 W x H
    Present Status The blue spotted ray is large in population numbers and is in no danger of extinction at this time.
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