Southern stingray

Southern stingray

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Caption: Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana). This stingray inhabits the sandy beds of estuaries, lagoons and the western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey, USA, south through the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. It is named for its poisonous tail barb, which can inject venom from a gland at its base. The resulting injury can cause severe pain, poisoning and long-term illness in humans. The southern stingray can also inflict damage with its serrated spine. It buries itself in the sand during the day, foraging at night for worms, crabs, shrimps and small fish. It can reach a length of 2 metres. Photographed off the Cayman Islands.

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