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    Dasyatis sabina

    Color brownish to yellowish brown dorsally and whitish ventrally. Disc corners rounded.  
    Disc width nearly equal to disc length.  Snout pointed and projecting.  Spine near base of
    long whip like tail.  Low dorsal and ventral fin folds on tail which are brown/dusky in color.

    Benthic species.  Inhabits coastal waters, including estuaries, lagoons and sometimes

    Feeds on benthic invertebrates, polychaete worms, small crustaceans, shrimp, crabs,
    mollusks, sometimes small fishes.

    Aplacental viviparity. One to four pups per litter.

    Wingspan of up to 2 feet.

    Human Factors
    Non-aggressive species of little danger to humans with the exception of their defensive
    venomous barb located near the base of the tail.  Avoid handling or exercise extreme
    caution. Do the "Stingray shuffle".

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