Hammerhead sharks, large groupers, herons and humans eat stingrays. Hammerhead sharks, their biggest predator, have developed special sensors on their heads that allow them to find stingrays hiding under the sand.
Generally, stingrays live in temperate, shallow water. They live in and around Australia, the United States and Africa, among other places.
Stingrays are carnivores that feed on prey such as mollusks, carrion, crustaceans and fish. They are typically found cruising the ocean floor in search of prey. Their mouths, located on the undersides of their bodies, allow them to scoop food off the bottom of the ocean...
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.
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.
A stingray is not a shark, but the two are closely related. They belong to the same group of fishes called elasmobranchs, members of the group Elasmobranchii, a subclass of Chondrichthyes, which also includes skates.
Predators of the stingray are sharks, seals, sea lions, carnivorous fish and humans. Stingrays use their flattened bodies to their advantage by laying on the sea floor to hide from predators.