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.
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...
Generally, stingrays live in temperate, shallow water. They live in and around Australia, the United States and Africa, among other places.
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 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.
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.
Stingrays are Myliobatiformes, a group of fish whose skeletons are made out of cartilage, not bone. Stingrays usually live in shallow, tropical and sub-tropical waters of temperate seas, including waters around Tahiti and Belize.
There is a wide variety of stingray species, with some stingrays weighing only a pound and others weighing as much as 790 pounds. Stingrays come in various shapes, with some more circular and others more triangular. They can grow up to 7 feet long.
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.
Some stingray adaptations include a flat body, the location of the mouth and strong senses. The flat body of the stingray allows it to swim on the ocean floor or bury itself in the sand where it lurks for food, which is why the mouth is conveniently located on the under...