|Latin name||Taeniura lymna|
|Common 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")|
As aquarium fish
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.
Difficult to keep alive
This species is hard to keep alive and thriving.
Threat towards crustaceans
This species poses a threat towards shrimps and crabs etc., which are relatively small.
This species is endangered.
Sensitive during transportation
This species is very sensitive during transportation and acclimatizing into the aquarium.
Requires a varied diet
This species must be fed with an appropriately varied diet.
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.
Family description (Dasyatidae)
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.
|venomous, eats shrimp, eats crab, deep sand bed|