Home Sweet Home
Making Adjustments
Reproducin' Rays
On the Menu
Did You Know?
About Me

On the Menu

The Blue-Spotted Stingray has an unique way of obtaining its food.
The mouth is located on the ventral side of the ray.  For feeding, the stingray buries itself in the sand.  Since the stingrays' eyes are on the dorsal side, when buried, the sense of sight is no longer useful to the ray.  To catch its prey, the stingray uses its highly sensitive sense of smell and electro-receptors (much like a shark). 

Stingrays most commonly feed on mollusks, crustaceans, and even small fish.  The rays are able to penetrate the shell of its prey with its shell-crushing teeth. 
ŠAndy Lewis of ReefEcoTours.com


Previous Page

Home Page

Next Page