Ribbontail Ray

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Blog Bathala – 06.05.2021

Ribbontail ray – very common in the Indian ocean, all the way until Australia, with some sightings even in the Galapagos islands. Usually spending the time between 20 and 60m depth, the ray feeds on molluscs, crabs, shrimps and bony fish. When feeding, it adopts a characteristic posture in which it presses the margin of its disc against the bottom and takes in water through its spiracles, which it blows through its mouth to uncover prey buried in the sediment. Stay away, a ribbontail ray may have not one, but two stinging spines on its tail.

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