Stingray (Dasyatididae) Stingrays (Dasyatididae) are common residents of shallow beach areas and deeper sandy bottoms throughout the Galápagos. The Stingray is not aggressive, however it is easy to step on the stinger when it is buried in the sand. They are gray with a flat body and a long, narrow tail, with the nasty stinger at its base. The Diamond Stingray (Dasyatis brevis) is small and angular. The Marbled Stingray is larger, circular and can have up to a 6' wingspan. Gordon Rocks off of Santa Cruz Island.
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