Stingrays are fascinating animals these graceful animals are very harmful. Many think they should touch them, but that could be a fatal mistake when threatened they thrash around their tail. This tail has one sword like vertabrae that juts out of its tail. This barb has thousands of microscpic spikes. These spikes are hollow and are filled with deadly toxins, and with certain types of Rays there are certain types of toxins. From toxins that can hurt (a lot) for several months to toxins that can kill in under 1 day telling any by passer that just happened to be there (human) or a potential threat to its life (shark) to stay away by hurting or in some cases killing. (____.26)
Stingrays are a vertebrate with bones made of cartilage. Cartilage is a flexible substance,but is sturdy/strong.These are also the types of bones sharks have making them both very closely related.(____ .14)
This is not a sting ray (no barb), but does give off a low electrical shock.(____.6)
It is the largest ray there is it has a wingspan of 22 ft.(____.6)
It is the smallest ray has a wingspan of up to 1 ft.(_____.6)
Types of Stingrays
How Do They Eat?
Rays are very magnificent creatures, but can be harmful so avoid them but also cherish them with your heart.