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Southern Stingray

Hypanus americanus

Description:

The southern stingray is a moderately sized whiptail stingray native to the western Atlantic Ocean and spends much of its time in contact with the seafloor, often buried in soft sediment with only its large eyes uncovered. It has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown, olive, and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly (ventral surface).

Habitat:

Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Notes:

Seen at 'Stingray City' the area of sandbanks where these stingrays congregate.

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Mel11
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Mel11

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2020

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