|Species||• D. americana|
|Conservation Status |
It is in the family of dasyatidae, and it's mating season is in June and July.
It has a barb on it's tail for defenses that can be lethal if the victim is stung near the heart and/or doesn't know how to give it the proper treatment.
To defend itself, the Southern Stingray (like many rays) has a stinger which can be lethal if stung into heart.
It buries itself in sand, and normally stings the foot, defending itself from us after we step on it.
To avoid it's sting you should shuffle your feet in the sand, so stingrays can sense the person coming before stinging.
The Southern Stingray is mostly located near shore in the Atlantic Ocean, stretching from the Carolinas down to South America.
It prefers more shallow areas with water temperature from 70-80 degrees. The love tropical and subtropical areas
- These rays (and all rays) are related to sharks.
- Although sharks are related to rays, many of them prey on the Southern Stingrays.
- Southern Stingrays mostly feed on Shellfish and crabs.
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|