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Thornback Stingray

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Thornback Stingrays are usually a brown color with a tinge of gray or olive. Its appearance is distinct in the fact that it has three rows of spines that run down its back.
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Description

Captive Care

   
 

Description

Latin Name: Platyrhinoidis triseriata Estimated Size: 3 feet long and 2 feet wide
 

Oftentimes thornback stingrays will dig themselves into the sand to find their food such as clams, crabs and worms.

 

Captive Care

When caring for thornback stingrays in captivity a large tank of at least 300 gallons will be required. These stingrays can grow to be over 3 feet in length and will need sufficient room to move around. Most of the time only professional caregivers take care of these fish because they have difficulty adapting to a different home. Thus, you will usually only find them in zoos.
 

         
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