Stingray Facts

StingrayA stingray is a flat fish that can normally grow up to 15 feet long.  They get their name from the serrated, poisonous spine that grows from their tail.

The stingray is related to the shark family and spends most of its time inactive and buried under the sand on the ocean floor, with only their eyes on show (which are on top of their bodies).

A stingray will feed on molluscs, crustaceans, and occasionally some small fish.¬† Some stingrays’ mouths contain two powerful shell-crushing plates, while on others they only have sucking mouth parts.

And finally stingrays are part of a popular Malaysian dish called Ikan baker.