Rays; Rajiformes

With a dorsoventrally flattened body, Rays have massively developed pectoral fins and not much else by way of body. Our Stingrays are carnivorous bottom feeders, being especially busy when we are out night diving around Koh Phangan.

 

Blue spotted Fantail Ray; Taeniura lymna

The ray most often spotted by divers and snorkellers is much more active at night.

Blue spotted Stingray; Dasyatis kuhlii

These stingrays are a metallic grey in colour: the blue spots are just visible on adults.

Jenkins Whipray; Himantura jenkinsii

We have photographed this big ray only at Koh Tao, but we have also seen it around in the Koh Phangan area.

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