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Bluespotted ribbontail ray

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Habitat

The bluespotted ribbontail ray lives in the Red Sea and across the Indo-Pacific to the waters of Australia and typically inhabits coral reefs. There they prefer soft sandy bottoms on the plateau and the caves in the reef. Bluespotted ribbontail rays live between the sea surface and water depths of up to 40 meters.

Blaupunktrochen

Master of Disguise

The bluespotted ribbontail ray typically lives in the caves or on the sandy floors of coral reefs. For camouflage, the ray can regulate the intensity of the noticeable blue dots on its back and thus adapt to the ground and hide there.

 

Blaupunktrochen Babys

Ovoviviparous reproduction

The bluespotted ribbontail ray is ovoviviparous. This means that the females do not lay the eggs of their offspring, but instead feed them with yolk in the womb and incubate them in the body. The young animals hatched in the body are thus born alive.