Biology  | Reproduction | Ecology | Human Interaction

Who do they interact/ compete with?

Shovelnose guitarfish, thornback, bat rays and benthic flatfish all are found in similar habitats and use similar food resources.



Do they have parasites?

Yes, approximately 19 families and 40 species are found on or in the round stingray, most obvious are ectoparasitic copepods and leeches.



Do they move or do they just stay in one place?

Stingrays have been recaptured almost 5 miles away from the place they were originally caught, after 208 days at liberty. Most rays recaptured have moved between 1-2 nautical miles; however, recent research in our lab indicates they might move a lot more than previously thought.




 

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