Black-spotted fantail ray, Blotched fantail ray, Round ribbontail ray
Disc almost circular, a little wider than long, narrower at rear; mouth broad, with 7 short papillae on floor; teeth small, densely packed like tiles, 37-46 upper tooth rows, 39-45 lower rows; pelvics small, elongate; tail with thick, depressed base, slightly longer than disc; tail with no ridge on top and a large (height several times depth of tail itself) fold under tail from under spines to tail tip; 2 large venomous spines on top of tail; disc uniformly covered with small star-shaped denticles, a middle row of enlarged denticles on disc and tail.
Purple, blue-grey to dark grey above, with moderate to dense scattering of irregular black spots; dull to creamy white below.
Size: 300 cm long, 75 cm wide; to 150kg
Habitat: sandy areas around rocky and coral reefs.
Depth: 5-500 m.
Indo-Pacific; resident in the Galapagos and Cocos.