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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO, Image enhancement funded by CSIRO/FRDC


The Bluespotted stingray is known as a "true stingray". They have a flat disc-like oval body in about 90 centimeters (35 in) in diameter; and their coloring is a dark green with blue spots with a light white underbelly also known as countershading . The rays' bright coloration serves as a warning for its venomous spines. ... source: Wikipedia

The Blue-spotted Stingray is grey or brown with light blue and black spots. There is a darker band across the eyes. The tail is as long as the body with a pale tip, and last third of the tail has dark bands. It usually has a single venomous sting on the tail. The underside is white. Sometimes lies buried in sand with only the eyes and tail exposed. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Lizard Island Research Station
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OZ Animals
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Reef Life Survey Images
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Description, Habitat, Conservation, Threats, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 22621
Kingdom: animals
Class: cartilaginous fishes
Family: Dasyatidae
vernacular name: bluespotted maskray
scientificNameAuthorship: (Muller & Henle, 1841)
status: #N/A
sourceStatus: #N/A
QLD_NCA_status_description: #N/A
Endemicity: QAI
Endemicity_description: Naturally occurs in Australia and overseas

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Neotrygon kuhlii


Synonyms Source
Amphotistius kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Dasyatis kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Dasybatus (Amphotistius) kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Trygon kuhlii Müller & Henle, 1841 Müller & Henle, 1841 Müller & Henle, 1841
Published in: Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. 1841. Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen Berlin : Veit & Co. pp. pp. 103-200 pls
Raja trigonoides Castelnau, 1873 Castelnau, 1873 Castelnau, 1873
Published in: Castelnau, F. 1873. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 7. Fishes of New Caledonia. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 2 pp. 110-122
Amphotistius kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Published in: Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Aust. Fish. Newsl. Vol. 15–17, 19, 20 pp. 1-172
Amphotistius kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Published in: Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1985. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia Canberra : Fisheries Information Service pp. 375 pp. figs & pls
Dasyatis kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Dasybatus (Amphotistius) kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Published in: Garman, S. 1913. The Plagiostomia (sharks, skates and rays). Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harv. Univ. Vol. 36 pp. 1-528 pls 1-77

Common Names

Common name Source
Bluespotted Maskray
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Blue-spotted Stingaree
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Blue-spotted Stingray
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Bluespot Stingray
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Kuhl's Stingray
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Ble-spotted Stingaree
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Ble-spotted Stingray
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Blue Spotted Sting Ray
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Blue-spotted Maskray
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Bluespotted Stingray
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Working classification

Neotrygon kuhlii  Recorded in Australia

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