americana (Southern ray)
A recent addition to Mike Iannibeli's marine
tank (a new 75 gallon). Photos by Mike.
family Dasyatidae: Marine, brackish, freshwater (the subfamily
which I have as a family here). Atlantic, Pacific and Indian
Oceans. Nine genera, 69 species. To distinguish from the Round
Stingrays, no caudal fin, tail longer than body, body disc
more than 1.3 times as wide as long.
(Hildebrand & Schroeder 1928), the Southern
Stingray. Western Atlantic; New Jersey to Brazil. To
over six feet in diameter. A full and business end view
of a specimen in Tobago in the Lower Antilles.
The following comment was received by Season
, in November 2003:
stingray is actually an Atlantic stingray
Dasyatis sabina I study both rays in South
Carolina as part of my doctorate. I just thought
you would like to know.
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