Where in the world?
Coastal waters of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
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.