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Southern Stingray

Dasyatis americana

Stingray Family

Saltwater Fish Identification

Southern Stingray

Common Name(s):
Stingray, Whip Stingray
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.
Commonly found around Florida and the northern Caribbean waters, but are found as far north as New Jersey.
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)