are diamond-shaped with a flat body, big triangle fins,
and a tail shaped like a whip. The tail is longer than the
body and has one or two sharp spines. They are brown or
tan. They have eyes on the top of their bodies and the mouth
is underneath. They can be up to 14 feet long and 6 feet
wide. The spine of the stingray is poisonous. Sometimes
people get stuck with the spine when they step on a stingray
by accident. The sting feels like a snakebite.
Female stingrays can have 2 to 8 baby stingrays at one time.
Stingrays use their stinger to hunt for food and their teeth
to eat. Some things they eat are other fish, snails, shrimp,
and worms. They swim over their food and they drop down
on top of it. They use their large fins to scoop food up
out of the sand.