Atlantic Stingray

Where in the world?

Coastal waters of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.


Animal Facts:

These stingrays can grow up to 2 feet across and 3.5 feet long, including the tail.

Atlantic Stingrays eat primarily bottom-dwelling invertebrates, including anemones, polychaete worms, mollusks and crustaceans.

Larger individuals develop thorns along their back to the tail spine, creating a serrated appearance, like a knife.

Did you know?

The Atlantic Stingray is tolerant of a range of salinities, spending time in brackish water and even sometimes entering freshwater.  The only North American freshwater stingray population is a group of Atlantic Stingrays in the St. Johns River and associated lases in Florida.

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Posted on

November 9, 2018