stingray

(redirected from Sting rays)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Exhibits include a reconstructed mangrove habitat with mud skippers and mangrove crabs, and sea grass beds with characteristic species such as sea horses, urchins and anemones, sting rays and sea cucumbers.
Sharks glide past just feet away from your boat, sting rays flop lazily out of the water, and huge fish called tarpon swish through the water like elongated guided missiles.
As a result, the reader is reminded that freshwater rivers, streams, and lakes of the world can be home to venomous snakes, ferocious crocodilians, toxin-laden toads, frogs, and salamanders, and poisonous waterbugs, not to mention sting rays, catfish, and piranhas.
This month, anglers will find this a good spot for sand and leopard sharks, kingfish, and sting rays (no fishing license is required for pier fishing).
Lineup: June 7, Rock Retroactive; June 14, Class of 68; June 28, Prairie Station; July 5, Limited Edition; July 12, British Invasion; July 19, Pots and Pans; July 26, The Sting Rays. Free.
The species, which has a retractable sex organ on its head, is closely related to sharks and sting rays. But unlike their feared namesakes, ghost sharks possess tooth plates instead of sharp teeth, and have visible deep grooves cut into their flesh called lateral line canals.
Rays, particularly sting rays and eagle rays, can be seen, and when diving around corals, it's possible to spot various moray eels.
This award-winning visitor attraction is home to over 6,500 fish including spectacular sharks, piranhas and sting rays.
The night prior, I was mulling over the fact that I'll be an arm's length away from razor sharp jaws and sting rays. On the drive to the world-famous resort, I was in two minds whether or not to take the plunge.
All this is in addition to dozens of other spectacular displays featuring otters, seahorses, crabs and lobsters, sharks and sting rays. Voted Aquarium of the Year and Warwickshire Family Attraction of the Year by the Good Britain Guide 2004, the National Sealife Centre is adjacent to Birmingham's many other city centre attractions, including the canal network.
This includes systematic compilation and collection of data on sex, age and date of captured sharks and sting rays, as well as an update on shark fins imported into the country to clarify the UAE's position on the worldwide trade in shark fins.
Campbell has recorded 38 points (11-27) and had a plus-22 in 37 games with the South Carolina Sting Rays of the ECHL.