Width: 10in - 8ft
Weight: 5 - 800 Pounds
Crabs, Shrimp, Squid, Wrasse fish, Gobiidae, Clams/Mussels/Oysters/Scallops, Cuttlefish, Snails, Worms, Prawns, Seahorses.
Wild Lifespan: 15-25 Years
Captive Lifespan: 5-10 Years
HABITAT & RANGE
Anywhere from coral reefs to muddy riverbeds - Stingrays often inhabit warm temperate and tropical waters, sometimes in great abundance. They are bottom dwellers and often lie partially buried in the shallows
Stingrays are an essential export from India and Indonesia. Stingray meat is staple and common source of protein in many countries. The exterior wings are used for the meat and the dorsal skin is removed for tanning.
Although stingray leather started as a by-product, it's economic value has been recognized by low income countries. Much of the stingray leather now circulating is from farms in Asia - supplying both food and leather industries.