Sting Ray



Where it lives

The stingray lives in warm, sandy and muddy shore bottoms along the ocean coast from New Jersey to Brazil.


What it eats

They dig into the mud for crabs, shrimp, clams, fish, and worms to eat.


What it looks like

Stingrays are beautiful and graceful swimmers, gliding like flying carpets of the ocean floor! They are muddy brown, flattish with long tail, diamond shaped, up to 5 feet across, with white belly


Other facts

Stingrays live alone, in pairs, or in groups.

They are related to sharks.

Stingrays have a tail with sharp spines on it. Each spine has little barbs along the edges like thorns, which sting like a scorpion's tail, to defend the stingray from predators.


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