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Dasyatis americana

Hildebrand & Schroeder, 1928

Southern Stingray

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: New Jersey to the northern Gulf of Mexico and to southern Brazil, including the Antilles.

Size: 80 inches - (200 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits sand flats, seagrass beds, lagoons and reef slopes. Buries in sand during day and hunts at night and usually found at depths between 3 to 15 feet (1 - 5 m) where it feeds on small fishes and exposed invertebrates.

General Husbandry: Not collected for the trade.


    Class: Chondrichthyes

    Subclass: Neoselachii

    Order: Myliobatiformes

    Family: Dasyatidae

    Genus: Dasyatis

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Often a public aquarium species.

 Dasyatis americana (Southern Stingray)
Photo © John Randall
 Dasyatis americana (Southern Stingray)
Photo © Andrea & Antonella Ferrari
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