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Urobatis jamaicensis

Tropical Western Atlantic, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico The backs of yellow rays are a yellow-brownish, with spots that form a variety of patterns. Their underside can be yellow, green or a brownish white.

Yellow stingrays in the wild are generally not dangerous to divers, but their spiky tails can be very painful and cause damage if touched.

Rays feed on a variety of bottom-dwelling organisms by hydraulically "mining," or jetting water into sand to expose them.

Habitat: Common along the shores in bays and estuaries. Prefer sand/silt bottom, will bury themselves to camouflage.
Diet: Feeds mainly on bivalves and marine worms and also takes shrimp, crabs, and small fishes.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Up to 14 inches across (wingspan).
Lifespan: Up to 25 years.
Offspring: Litter size is 3 to 4 pups. After the mother gives birth, the pups are on their own.


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