Marble Ray

No. 100317

by Safari Ltd®
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This stingray is known by many names, including Black-blotched Stingray, Black-spotted Stingray, Round Ribbontail Ray, Speckled Stingray, and - when its coloration is dark with lighter gray and white speckling - the Marble Ray. This large ray can grow up to six feet across and is found in tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

  • Scientific Name: Taeniurops meyeni
  • Characteristics: This hand-painted and highly detailed Marble Ray figure is scientifically accurate, educational and fun! It’s sculpted with the fronts of its fins raised, meaning it is beginning the undulating motion that will push its body through the water.
  • Size and Color: At about 5 ½ inches wide, the main body of this figure is slightly larger than a DVD or Blu Ray disc, with the tail adding an additional 3 inches to the length, making it about 8 inches long. Its base color is a charcoal gray, with white, gray and tan speckles covering its body. Its underside is a lighter gray, and its eyes are gold.
  • The Marble Ray is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    The Round Ribbontail Ray has a highly variable coloration to its skin, from light gray to nearly black, with large splotches or smaller speckles covering its upper body. The common name “Marble Ray” comes from the mottled appearance of the more speckled examples, with a darker body color and lots of tightly spaced light, irregular spots, giving it a “marbled” appearance.

    These rays are non-aggressive and will approach divers and swimmers out of curiosity, making them popular fish for eco-tourism. However, like all stingrays, they do have a venomous barb on their tail that they will use to defend themselves if provoked or harassed.

    This species is listed as “Vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), largely due to overfishing and habitat loss. In some areas, the ray is intentionally fished for, while in other areas it is caught accidentally. Both instances can damage the ray population, due to its slow reproductive rate. Its coral reef habitat is also threatened by climate change. 

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 20.40 L x 13.50 W x 2.8 H
    • Size in inches: 8.03 L x 5.31 W x 1.1 H
    • Scale: 1:3
    • UPC: 095866003739