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Southern stingray
Dasyatis americana
Hildebrand & Schroeder, 1928

Description:
Body dorso-ventrally flattened, with greatly enlarged pectoral fins, which give them a disc-like shape. Snout and tips of fins pointed. Back vary in color from brown to gray and black. Underside white. Mouth on the underside of the head. Tail whip-like, with one or two venomous spines at the base (D. americana).
Size of the diameter of the disc, excluding the tail: 0.9 - 1.2 meter; tail nearly as long.

Habitat:
Inhabit sandy areas, especially around reefs. Lie on the bottom, often covered with sand, down to 25 meter.

Distribution:
Occasional Florida and Bahamas, common Caribbean; south to Brazil.

Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana)