Atlantic Stingray

Atlantic Stingray

Dasyatis Sabina

Life History:

Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Prominent triangular snout. Broadly rounded wingtips. Upper surface: brown or yellowish brown, paler toward margins of wings. Lower surface white. Mid-dorsal row of spines present, but few on tail beyond pelvic fins. Dangerous barbed spike at the base of the tail.

Size: Usually 1-2 feet

Age at Maturity:

Range: Florida to New Jersey

Habitat: Forage on soft bottom, particularly flats and shorelines.

Angling Information:

Bait and Tackle: Spinning or surf tackle baited with shrimp or crab

Fishing Method: Still fishing

Food Value: Very good, tastes like scallops