|Latin name||Taeniura lymna|
|Local name||Ribbontail stingray|
|Family||Dasyatidae - Taeniura|
|Origin||East Indian Ocean, West Indian Ocean, Japan, The Red Sea, Indonesia, Central/West Pacific|
|Max length||35 cm (13,8")|
|Minimum volume||3000 cm (792 gal)|
|Suitable for aquarium||Experience, preparation and extra care required|
|Reef safe||Reef safe with caution|
Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)
Larger crustaceans (Shrimp, crabs...)
This species is endangered.
This species is hard to keep alive and thriving.
This species poses a threat towards shrimps and crabs etc., which are relatively small.
This species is highly venomous and this venom can, under certain circumstances, be fatal.
In case of poisoning, it is vital to have as much information as possible regarding the species/poison. Have telephone number for the poison hotline close to the aquarium.
Since people can have different reactions to poisons, take precautions necessary to ensure your safety and that of your surroundings.
This species must be fed with an appropriately varied diet.
This species is very sensitive during transportation and acclimatizing into the aquarium.
This species thrives best if there is sufficient sand into which it can dig itself in.
Should be fed with a varying mix of small pieces of squid, fish, mussel, crustacean and krill.
It can be difficult to estimate how big an aquarium these fish require, but it goes without saying that the sand area must be very big and sufficiently deep for the fish to bury into.
Stingrays will thrive best in an aquarium which is mainly dedicated to them.
They need a large sandy area, which therefore means a very large tank.
"Minimum volume" indicates the size of the tank needed to house this species under optimal conditions.
This is based on a medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years.
It might be possible to keep smaller specimens for a limited period in a smaller tank. A larger tank might be needed for fully-grown specimens.
"Hardiness" indicates how resistant this species is to disease and how well i tolerates bad conditions in general.
Some species doesn't handle transportation very well, but that doesn't mean that the species isn't hardy under the right conditions.
In this case, a "normal" aquarium is a reef aquarium with mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1.026 (sg) and a temperature close to 26°C.
Species requiring more than a 4000-liter tank are considered not suitable for home aquarium.
Special aquariums may cover tanks with low salinity, sub-tropical temperature, deep sand bed, sea grass etc.
Always reef safe: No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates.
Often reef safe: Only a few aquarists has reported problems keeping this species with corals and other invertebrates.
Reef safe with caution: This species may be a threat to some types of invertebrates.
Reef safe with luck: Most specimens will harm corals and/or other invertebrates, but you might be lucky.
Not reef safe: This species is a threat to most corals and/or other invertebrates.