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Stingrays are found in the shallow coastal waters of temperate seas. Some live in salt water while others live in brackish water (where salt and fresh water meet). Stingrays have flattened bodies, composed of pectoral fins joined to their head and trunk with a tail behind. Some adult rays may be no larger than a human palm, while others are 5 to 7 feet long. Stingrays are usually very docile creatures. They use the stinger in their tails for self-defense. Humans are often injured when stepping on them or when grabbing their tails. Stingrays are threatened species.

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