Potamotrygon henlei ON EXHIBIT:
Forest Pool in the Tropical Cove of Ocean Journey
River stingrays are more
highly feared than piranha in areas where they both live.
While piranha are generally shy, stingrays
can deliver a painful sting if stepped on.
This is why it is wise to shuffle your feet when wading in stingray
Stingray barbs are serrated
and are shed as the animal grows and can be found on the bottom of the
The black stingray is classified as threatened. Numbers of this animal have declined due mostly to habitat loss. However, the Aquarium will focus on breeding this rare freshwater singray.