Found in shallow water (less than 1 foot) in mix of sand, turtle grass and rubble. Markings gave good camouflage. Diameter of disc approx. 5 inches.
Typically inhabit sandy areas around reefs; often covered with sand on bottom. Diameter of disc, excluding tail- up to 15 inches. Venomous spine near end of tail. The ray feeds on small invertebrates and fishes. It may ripple its disc to uncover buried prey and has been observed lifting the front of its disc to form a “cave” that attracts prey seeking shelter.