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Southern Stingray

Dasyatis americana

Stingray Family

Saltwater Fish Identification

Southern Stingray


Common Name(s):
Stingray, Whip Stingray
Description:
Rays are muddy brown, flattish with a long tail and diamond shaped.
Similar Fish:
Caribbean Stingray
Feeding Habits:
The stingray feeds on crabs, fish, worms, and shrimp.
Range:
Commonly found around Florida and the northern Caribbean waters, but are found as far north as New Jersey.
Habitat:
Most species lay on the soft muddy bottoms along flats and shorelines.
Typical Size:
Averaging 5 feet of span the Stingray can weigh as much as 200 pounds.
World Record:
246 pounds, 0 ounces (IGFA)