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What are some types of stingrays?

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Stingrays belong to the Dasyatidae family. Among them are the smooth butterfly ray, the southern stingray, the roughtail stingray, the spiny butterfly ray and the round stingray.

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What are some types of stingrays?
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Stingrays are distinguished by not just the stinger in the tail, but by a depressed body disk, pectoral fins that extend past their mouths and no dorsal fins. Some stingrays have a flap of skin on the tail and others, like the roughtail, have tubercules or prickles on their body and tail. Other species, like the southern stingray, have a long, whiplike tail. Despite the danger of the sting, most stingrays are docile.

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