Atlantic Stingray

The Atlantic Stingray is unqiue because it can tolerate both salt and freshwater. They can be found in shallow waters anywhere from the Chesapeake Bay down to the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Campeche, Mexico. 

The spade-shaped stingrays have enlongated snouts and grow to be about 12 to 14 inches wide. Although they are not agressive, their barbed spine can inflict a painful injury if stepped on, but their venom in not life-threatening to humans. 

Atlantic Ocean
Gulf of Mexico

At A Glance


Shallow coastal waters over sandy or silty bottoms, estuaries and lakes


Bivalves, Tube Anemones, Amphipods, Crustaceans, Clams and Nereid Worms


Western North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico