Blotched Fantail Ray
  • Taeniura Meyeni

Maldivian Name: Naru Nagoo Madi

Habitat: shallow bays, island lagoons, and coral reefs

Location: Many shallow reefs, deep channels, shallow lagoons.

Size: 1.8 meters .

Description: One of the largest rays with an almost circular disc commonly found around reefs in shallow depths and may enter deeper to feed. Diet: fish, and other bottom dwelling invertebrates.

Feeding Habits: faster swimmers, stay close to the bottom .

Lifespan: longer than 12 years

Offspring: 2.6 per litter every year

Status: Non aggressive but it has single venomous spine on the tail.

Threatened by: human destruction, and drifting nets Alt img