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. More »

Manta rays and stingrays differ in size, diet and appearance. Manta rays are significantly larger than the stingrays, with oceanic mantas reaching a size of 23 feet from wing tip to wing tip, and reef mantas, a smaller s... More »

True stingrays give birth to live, fully formed young. Stingrays tend to give birth to litters of between 5 and 13 "pups". Female stingrays can retain semen from sexual encounters and have been known to give birth at lat... More »

Giant stingrays eat mainly clams and crabs. Stingrays often bury themselves in the mud on the bottom of a river to await prey. They have a sensor that allows them to detect the electrical field of approaching animals. More »

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A group of stingrays is called a fever. Stingrays normally travel in groups to hunt but are also known to travel individually and in pairs. More »

Generally, stingrays live in temperate, shallow water. They live in and around Australia, the United States and Africa, among other places. More »

Baby stingrays are identifiable by their small size and translucent skin, through which their organs are partially visible. The babies look like miniature versions of their adult counterparts with a pale pink underbelly.... More »

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