The bluespotted ribbontail ray lives near coral reefs.
During high tide, it migrates as a group through shallow waters with sandy beds, feeding on molluscs, worms, shrimp and crabs. It hunts by digging in the sand, which often attracts other fish looking for any prey that might be uncovered. The groups then scatter at low tide, each ray going to hide in the crevices of the reef or under a rocky spur.
Unlike other rays, the bluespotted ribbontail rarely burrows under the sand.