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What is a group of stingrays called?

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A group of stingrays is called a fever. Stingrays normally travel in groups to hunt but are also known to travel individually and in pairs.

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What is a group of stingrays called?
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Stingrays belong to the superorder Batoidea, which also includes sawfish, skates and electric rays. While it is very different in nature, the closest relative of the batoid is the shark.

One of the most distinctive features of the stingray is its often scary-looking barbed, whip-like tail. Despite their menacing appearance, however, stingrays are docile creatures that only sting to defend themselves.To help prevent getting stung, swimmers should avoid stepping on stingrays by always shuffling their feet when entering shallow water.

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    What are some facts about stingrays?

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    Stingrays are Myliobatiformes, a group of fish whose skeletons are made out of cartilage, not bone. Stingrays usually live in shallow, tropical and sub-tropical waters of temperate seas, including waters around Tahiti and Belize.

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    How do stingrays reproduce?

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    What are some types of stingrays?

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    Stingrays belong to the Dasyatidae family. Among them are the smooth butterfly ray, the southern stingray, the roughtail stingray, the spiny butterfly ray and the round stingray.

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    What eats stingrays?

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    Hammerhead sharks, large groupers, herons and humans eat stingrays. Hammerhead sharks, their biggest predator, have developed special sensors on their heads that allow them to find stingrays hiding under the sand.

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