Taeniura lymma is found on sandy bottoms around coral reefs. These rays like to bury themselves just underneath the sand where they will feed on various invertebrates. They usually are found on shallow continental shelves; however, they have also been observed around coral rubble and shipwreck debris at depths of 20-25m deep. Divers and snokelers will often detect this ray by its distinctive ribbon-like tail poking out from a crack in the coral. These rays are most abundant inshore. (Allen, 1996; Taylor, 1997)
Habitat Regions: Tropical; Saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: Benthic; Reef
- Allen, T. 1996. Shadows In The Sea. New York, NY: Lyons & Burford, Publishers.
- Taylor, M. 1997. Sharks & Rays. Sydney, AU: Time-Life Books.