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Neotrygon kuhlii

(Müller & Henle, 1841)


Ron Adley The blue spotted stingray is commonly found in waters of depths about 0"90 meters (0"295 feet), being found near rocky coral reefs. This stingray is found in a tropical climate at 29°N- 31°S, and 20°E- 171°W. At high tide the blues potted stingray moves out into the shallow lagoons and reef flats. This ray is found in northern Australia, Kenya, Madagascar, The island of Mauritius, Somalia, the east coast of South Africa, India. The blue spotted stingray is in almost the entire continental waters of Asia, including the Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea, East China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Java Sea, Banda Sea, Celebes Sea, Andaman Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The blue spotted stingray is very venomous and it has a barb approximately 12 inches (300 mm) long. The venom contains serotonin, 5' nucleotidase, and phosphodiesterase. Credit: "Neotrygon kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)". World Register of Marine Species. 2009. Auerbach, M.D., Paul S. (April 20, 2009). "The Tragic Death of Steve Irwin". Divers Alert Network. Retrieved December 31, 2011.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 16 Aug 2013
Elly Jeurissen Bluespotted Stingray (Neotrygon Kuhlii) @ Marsa Alam, Egypt Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 UW-housing; F4,5; 1/250; ISO 200 Ambient light

Diana Schmitt Very nice action Elly :)

Elly Jeurissen Golly... I had the wrong ID, Ron? .... ;-)

Darrell Broome Beautiful work, Elly

Ron Silver No and yes. I think your photo is actually Taeniura lymna, the Blue-Spotted Ribbontail (Sting) Ray. I have deleted my previous posts to avoid further confusion. I was hoping to show another instance of two different (although similar looking species) with the same common name(s). N. kuhlii has fewer and much smaller blue spots than T. lymna.

Elly Jeurissen Thanks again Ron :-)

Lala Rute Great pic! Olay!!!

Tom Hobock Very Beautiful Wonderful Shot,Elly thanks it is so different from what I have seen.I was certain that black or dark blue Spotted Eagle Rays that I have seen in 30 meters or deeper where the most.Well once again I'm amazed,there is such a broad spectrum of diversity of the species,I'm left with wonder what next?I just love each dive.Thank you for sharing you do great work!

Elly Jeurissen LOL... :-D. Thanks Lala.

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Tom.I'm glad I can show you something different once in a while... In Egypt these Bluespotted Rays are quite common :-)

Tom Hobock Lucky you I guess I'll have to come see for myself,Thanks Elly

Elly Jeurissen Unluckily there is a lot of agitation going on in Egypt at the moment. The Dutch government declared a travel warning this morning :-(. I hope it will become quiet again very soon, because the Red Sea is a wonderful diving destination.

Tom Hobock Yes I am aware I do feel for the people of Egypt, I have find there.Very worried me to.

Elly Jeurissen Yes, I feel very sorry for the Egyptian people too Tom. They were just getting their lives back after the riots last year. Hope it will settle soon to normal.

Annie Bodar sublime j'adore et merci

Elly Jeurissen Merci beaucoup Annie. Vous êtes très gentil :-)

Suzan Meldonian great image

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Suzan :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 16 Aug 2013
Ron Adley The blue spotted stingray is commonly found in waters of depths about 0"90 meters (0"295 feet), being found near rocky coral reefs. This stingray is found in a tropical climate at 29°N- 31°S, and 20°E- 171°W. At high tide the blues potted stingray moves out into the shallow lagoons and reef flats. This ray is found in northern Australia, Kenya, Madagascar, The island of Mauritius, Somalia, the east coast of South Africa, India. The blue spotted stingray is in almost the entire continental waters of Asia, including the Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea, East China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Java Sea, Banda Sea, Celebes Sea, Andaman Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The blue spotted stingray is very venomous and it has a barb approximately 12 inches (300 mm) long. The venom contains serotonin, 5' nucleotidase, and phosphodiesterase. Credit: "Neotrygon kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)". World Register of Marine Species. 2009. Auerbach, M.D., Paul S. (April 20, 2009). "The Tragic Death of Steve Irwin". Divers Alert Network. Retrieved December 31, 2011.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 16 Aug 2013
Stefan Follows Do not disturb.... Blue Spotted Stingray - Dasyatis kuhlii Mae Haad, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand EM5-250-f11-iso200 Oly 12-50mm @ 50mm Inon D2000 Inon UCL165

Greotti Cesare BRAVO Stefan Follows

Ron Silver Dasyatis kuhlii is now known as Neotrygon kuhlii. Altho the ray is buried, it is quite likely that this is actually Taeniura lymna. Do you have any other photos showing the dorsal surface so we can look at the size, color, and spatial arrangement of the spots? Thanx.

Stefan Follows Cheers Ron. Ill try and get a picture with no sand but these guys are usually always buried in the daytime and quite uncooperative if one tries to 'blow' it off ;)

Ron Silver Great. Look forward to seeing the follow-up photos and nailing down this ID.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 19 Aug 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Elasmobranchii (Class)
            Neoselachii (Subclass)
              Batoidea (Infraclass)
                Rajiformes (Order)
                  Dasyatidae (Family)
                    Neotrygon (Genus)
                      Neotrygon kuhlii (Species)
Associated Species