This large ray is distinctive both for it's long tail and numerous white rings that decorate its dorsal surface. They are commonly found in shallow coastal waters amongst coral reefs worldwide. Their prey include mollusks, shrimp and crabs. A fully grown spotted eagle ray can reach a wingspan over ten feet, and with
a potential total length of five meters, this truly a giant of the reefs.
Whilst being venomous, this ray tends to avoid human contact.