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Corals, Sea Anemones
Sea Jellies
Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, Brittle Stars, Sea Stars, Sand Dollars
Sea Worms
Lobsters, Crabs, Shrimps, Barnacles
Mollusks Sea Snails, Oysters, Clams, Nudibranches, Octopuses
Fish: Perchlike Fish I
Fish: Perchlike Fish II
Fish: Other Ray-Finned Fish
Fish: Sharks, Rays, Skates
Sea Reptiles
Sea Mammals
Coloring Pages
Clownfish & Sea Anemone Coloring Page
Hawksbill Turtle Coloring Page
Sponge Coloring Page
French Angelfish Coloring Page
Southern Sting Ray Coloring Page
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Vertebrates (SUBPHYLUM)

Sharks, Skates and Rays (CLASS)

[Cartilliganeous Fish]

Mackerel Sharks (ORDER)



Picture: Montessori Magnet School 4/2004

Habitat: Tropical and temperate oceans.                

Max Size: Length: 23 and 2/3 feet, (720 cm).             

Weight: 7500 pounds (3401 kg)

Food: Feeds on bony fishes, sharks, rays, seals, dolphins and porpoises, sea birds, carrion, squid, octopi and crabs

Interesting Fact: The Great White Shark is a predator fish. Its maximum recorded age  is 36 years.

Tyler: Amazing Animals of the World

Great White Shark

FAMILY: White shark

More Information

Fish Base: Great White Shark

Photographer: Dong Lin
Collection: CalAcademy
ID: 1348 3162 2867 0127 (2003-07-01) Copyright 2003 California Academy of Sciences / use free for educ. purposes

Picture -- Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: Indo-Pacific; depth: 1-330 m.; tropical; marine

Size: 7 ft. (213 cm) Total Length; 18.3 kg

Weight: 40 pounds  (18.3 kg)

Food: fishes, octopi, spiny lobsters and crabs

Interesting Fact: A small, slim shark with extremely broad snout and oval eyes, and white tip on dorsal and caudal fins. Grey above with spots on sides occasionally. It is light colored below.

Nicholas: FISHBASE

Whitetip Reef Shark

FAMILY: Requiem Sharks

Other Sites:
Skates and Rays (ORDER)

Picture: Montessori Magnet School 4/2004

Picture: Carol Fox 4/2004

Habitat: Indo west Pacific - found on sandy bottoms near coral reefs.

Size:  28 1/2 inches (70 cm.) Total length

Food: Crabs and shrimps

Interesting Fact: Some morph to different colors.



Bluespotted Stingray

 FAMILY: Stingrays

Other Sites: Bluespotted  Stingray

Picture: Montessori Magnet School 4/2004




Habitat: Shallow water; tropical and warm temperate seas around the world.

Size: 23 feet (701 cm) tip to tip

Length: 17 feet long (518 cm) weighs up to 3,000 pounds (1361 kg.)

Food: Mainly plankton, but also small and medium size fish.

Interesting Fact: It is one of the largest marine animals in theworld. It is the largest ray.

By Nikko and Mitchell:

Amazing Animals of the World. Danbury, CT: Grolier, 1995.

Giant Manta Ray

FAMILY: Eagle and Manta Rays

Other Sites: Fishbase:

Giant Manta Ray

Habitat: tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide.

Max Size: 8.2 feet (2.5 m) not including the tail. Adding tail the animal reaches 16.4 feet (5 m). The maximum disc width is 9.8 feet (3 m) and maximum published weight is 507 pounds (230 kg).

Food: Bivalve mollusks: clams, oysters. Also shrimp, octopus, squid and sea urchins as well as bony fishes

Interesting Fact: Spends most of its time swimming in schools in open water. This species is capable of leaping completely out of the water when pursued.


Spotted Eagle Ray

FAMILY: Eagle and Manta Rays

Other Sites: Spotted Eagle Ray of Hawaii

Habitat: reef-associated; brackish; marine ; depth range 1 - 80 m; subtropical; worldwide.

Size: 300 cm width. (9.8 feet) maximum published weight 270 kg (507 Pounds)

Food: Feeds mainly on bivalves (scallops, clams, mussels, oysters)

Interesting Fact: Tail spines are poisonous.


Spotted Eagle Ray

FAMILY: Eagle and Manta Rays

Other Sites: Spotted  Eagle Ray

Picture: Carol Fox 4/2004

Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal waters from from Southern Africa, to Australia, to Papua New Guinea

Max Size: 41 inches (104 cm)

Food: Information about what this animal eats is scare. May eat bony fish, crab, shrimp, and prawn.

Interesting Fact: Harmless; Friendly to humans.

Pointed-Nose Stingray

FAMILY: Stingrays

Other Sites: Fishbase

Pointed-Nose Stingray

Picture taken 4/2004 at Shedd Aquarium Chicago, IL. Caribbean Reef Exhibit by Carol Fox

Habitat: Shallow coastal waters with sandy or silt bottoms; does not like reefs or walls.

Size: Maximum disc width 79 inches (200 cm). weighs up to 214 pounds (97 kg)

Food: Crabs, clams, shrimp, marine worms, and small fish make up the diet of southern stingrays.

Interesting Fact: Gray, green brown coloration on top; white on the bottom.

Southern Sting Ray

FAMILY: Stingrays

Other Sites: Southern Stingray     Coloring Page

More Information About the

Southern Stingray


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