stingray

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stingray

(stĭng′rā′)
n.
Any of various rays chiefly of the family Dasyatidae, having a whiplike tail armed with one or more venomous spines used for defense. Also called stingaree.

stingray

(stĭng′rā)
Any of the rays of the family Dasyatidae with wide pectoral fins that resemble wings. Venom glands are located in the spine running along the top of its whiplike tail; severe injuries can be inflicted if this spine penetrates the skin.
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Gestation ranges from 3 to 12 months in wild specimens and from 2 to 7.5 months in captive specimens of dasyatids (Table 2).
An annual cycle of reproduction has also been documented for other dasyatids, such as D.
Fecundity in dasyatids ranges from 1 to 7 in the wild and from 1 to 10 in captivity (Table 2).