Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Chindrichthyes
                       Family : Dasyatidae
        Scientific Name : Dasyatis Centroura

                       Size(L) : 50cm - 200cm 
                                        (19.6in - 79in)
                       Weight : 25kg - 97kg 
                                        (55lbs - 214lbs)
                 Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
                  Life Span : 15 - 25 years

                 Skin Type : Scales
Distinctive Features : Flattened body 
                                      shape and long tail
  1. Stingrays are flat marine fish found around the world.
  2. They inhabit Warm, deeper tropical waters across the world.
  3. They are thought to be closely related to sharks and belong to the same group as other Rays.
  4. They are known to go deeper in to the sea during cool weather.
  5. Distinctively, they have a flat body and a long tail.
  6. They are best known for their stingers that are attached to the end of their tails.
  7. They are known to use these stingers to stop their prey from escaping by piercing the sting through their prey.
  8. Their stingers are razor sharp, barbed or serrated.
  9. Their tail to which the stingers are attached ate very agile and flexible.
  10. Depending on their species the size of stingray and its stinger varies.
  11. Some species grow around 14 feet long; they are also known to have bigger stingers than the smaller species.
  12. They are carnivores preying and feeding on other animals like crabs, molluscs, clams, oysters, snails and fish.
  13. They have very few predators due to their size and also their flat body helps them hide from their predators.
  14. They are preyed upon by sharks, seals, sea lions, large carnivorous fish and humans.
  15. They breed during the winters and 5-15 baby stingrays are born per litter.
  16. The baby stingrays feed off the remaining yolk in their eggs sack and the milk in their mother’s uterus for 9 months.
  17. The baby stingrays are able to swim and hunt at birth.
  18. On an average, they live to be around 15-25 years old.
  19. Stingrays are threatened from extinction today.

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