Blue-spotted stingray

Blue-spotted stingray

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Blue-spotted stingray (Taeniura lymma) swimming along the seabed. This ray, also known as the blue-spotted fantail ray, inhabits the oceans of the Indo-Pacific. It spends most of its time buried in the sand or under ledges. It breathes through spiracles (centre left) that are located below its eyes. Two poisonous stings near the end of its tail are used in defence.

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