Stingray

STINGRAYS

Welcome to Stingray Bay. The rays in this display are cownose rays, blue spotted maskrays and whiptails.

Rays are closely related to sharks. Did you know the only bones in a ray's body are the ones they eat? Their skeleton is made up of flexible cartilage (the bendy stuff that your ears and nose are made from!)

Stingrays use electromagnetic senses to search for food. Special pits across the front of their face allow them to pick up electrical signals from other animals when they move.

Stingrays protect themselves with venomous barbs in their tail. At the aquarium, we periodically clip the barbs off like fingernails so they can’t accidently harm someone.

Sadly, the number of rays are in decline and they are classified as a Threatened Species. Overfishing, habitat loss and climate change are the major threats to rays. We must do what we can to protect them!

Feel free to touch the rays using the gentle two-finger touch method. You can hand feed them by purchasing food from our bait shack.

SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM
  1. TRIGGERFISH + MORE
  2. MORE TROPICAL FISH
  3. PORKFISH + MORE
  4. SKUNK CLOWNFISH + MORE
  5. BURRFISH + MORE
  6. LIONFISH + MORE
  7. POISON DART FROGS
  8. BABY ALLIGATORS
  9. ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES
  10. SALVINIA
  11. ALBINO COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE
  12. POND TURTLES
  13. SHORELINE TOUCHPOOLS
  14. COMMON OCTOPUS
  15. SPOTTED SPINY LOBSTERS
  16. MORAY EELS + MORE
  17. SHARK TUNNEL
  18. STINGRAYS
  19. HORSESHOE CRABS + MORE
  20. JAWFISH + MORE
  21. EQUIPMENT ROOM
  22. MOON JELLIES
  23. ANTHIAS
  24. PAJAMA CARDINALFISH
  25. CLOWNFISH + MORE
  26. SWELL SHARKS + MORE
  27. SEA NETTLES
  28. LIVE CORAL TANK