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Southern Stingray

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Native peoples in Polynesia, Malaysia, Central America, and Africa have used stingray barbs to make spears, knives, and other useful tools.


This is a coastal and estuarine species which lives in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean. It occurs from New Jersey to southern Brazil including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. The species is most abundant around Florida and the Bahamas. This stingray prefers areas of sandy bottoms, sea grass beds, and lagoons.

Lives at Audubon Aquarium

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