Stingray

Stingray

Type
- Fish

About
- Stingrays are most commonly found in the coastal shallow waters of the temperate seas. They are generally inactive and spend their time partially being buried in the sand and moving along with the tide. Their colouration is such that it reflects that of the sea-floor's shading, allowing them to camouflage and protect themselves from sharks and bigger stingrays. Its eyes peer out from its sides and its mouth, nostrils and gills are located in its underbelly. Like sharks, they too have an electoral sensor called ampullae of Lorenzini.
  • Diet

    Worm/Shrimp/Squid

  • Size

    Up to 6.5 ft (2 m)

  • Weight

    Up to 1320 lbs/ 600 kg

  • Protection

    Least Concern

  • Did you know?

    Ancient Greek dentists used the venom from the stingray's spine as an anesthetic.