The Atlantic Stingray, a smaller ray than most, can be picked out by its long rippling fins located on the underside of its body. It has a longer snout and rounded flattened teeth. It comes equipped with a long tail and spine that may have splotches of gray coloration on it.
Habitat & Behaviour
Atlantic Stingray take their name from their residence in the warm waters of the Atlantic. Due to their preference for warm waters they migrate south in the winter time.
The Atlantic Stingray feeds on invertebrates like worms and clams that often need to be uncovered in sandy bottoms.
Handle with extreme caution. Recommended to net them, be careful they have spines with barbs on the tail that are poisonous and can cause intense pain or worse. If harvesting, remove sharp spine with pliers. Some small teeth but small mouth – gaff in nose in front of mouth.