Blue-Spotted Stingray
Blue spotted stingray
Neotrygon kuhlii
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Myliobatiformes
Family Dasyatidae
Genus Neotrygon
Species • N. kuhlii
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Data Deficient

The Blue-Spotted Ray (Neotrygon kuhlii) is a type of stingray that inhabitats much of the Indo-Pacific.

It is a bottom dweller in the family Dasyatidae, and it's main feature that tells it apart from other rays is that it has blue spots covered around its flat pancake like body.

It is one of the most commonly kept rays in captivity, although it is very difficult to keep healthy and happy in captivity.


The Blue-Spotted Stingray is found in the Indo-Pacific region in tropical areas, especially around the seabed of reefs. Found up to depths of 295 feet, they inhabit reef flats where they await small prey to eat. In low tides, the rays go into tidal lagoons to easily prey, but migrate to the flats of reefs during high tide.

Human Interaction Edit

This is a very common stingray in the pet trade. It is found all most anywhere an advance aquarium owner is, though is very difficult to house. They typically grow to exceed the boundaries of the average household aquariums, as well, and are therefore a short-lived pet. It is also fished for its meat, and a popular dish in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated