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Blotched Fantail Ray – Signed Fine Art Print


Information about the Blotched Fantail Ray:

The Blotched Fantail Ray is a member of the family Dasyatidae. It has many names, including black spotted ray, black-blotched stingray, black-spotted stingray, fantail ray, fantail stingray, giant reef ray, blotched fantail ray, and speckled stingray. These rays are native to the tropical Indo-Pacific, as well as off islands in the eastern Pacific, usually not far from shore. It is a bottom-dwelling inhabitant of lagoons, estuaries, and reefs, generally at a depth of 66-200 feet (20–60 meters. Adults grow to about 6 feet across (2 meters.) Like many other rays, the Blotched Fantail is mostly nocturnal, usually remaining buried during the daylight hours, and emerging to hunt in the night. It is not usually afraid of divers and will approach them occasionally. While not dangerous, if threatened or seized it can unleash a potentially fatal sting from it's tail. They are considered "vulnerable" by the IUCN. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download