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Stingray Beach

Roll up your sleeves for this Aquarium must! Touch the slippery and velvety wing tip of a cownose ray. It’s an experience like no other when a stingray slowly glides within your reach. Florida horse conch, blue angelfish, porkfish and doctorfish also reside in Stingray Beach.

Cownose Stingray

Animal Spotlight: Cownose Stingray

Cownose rays are easily identified by their distinctly shaped head and long pointed wings. This species of ray is a foraging predator with their diet largely consisting of invertebrates. They use their mouths to suck in food items and their crushing tooth plates to crack the hard shells of their prey.

Fun Fact: A group of cownose rays is called a fever and this species is known for large schooling migrations.

Habitat

Habitat

Shallow waters in tropical to temperate latitudes in the western Atlantic Ocean

Diet

Diet

Hard-shelled invertebrates

Predators

Predators

Large fish and sharks

Conservation Status

Conservation Status

Near threatened

Phylum

Phylum

Chordate