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Long-tail stingray

Long-tail stingray

Fully grown long-tail stingrays measure 4 metres. They inhabit the sea floor along the coastline and on continental shelves in parts of the southern hemisphere’s temperate zones. Stingrays ripple the outer edges of their disc-like bodies to thrust forward.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Rays and skates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006