The bluespotted ray is named for its striking bright blue spots. A bottom-dwelling species, the bluespotted ray frequents coral reefs and surrounding sandy flats in the tropical Indo-Pacific region. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed the bluespotted ribbontail ray as Near Threatened. The species faces threats from the degradation of it preferred coral reef habitat by ocean acidification and destructive fishing practices like dynamite fishing.
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