February 5, 2023

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Giant stingray caught in Greece

On the island of Andros, the fishermen were lucky. They pulled a giant stingray out of the water.

When the fish was weighed, it turned out that she “pulled” as much as 200 kg! At the same time, its length was 1.80 m. An impressive catch arrived at the Keratsini market and is expected to be sold out in the next few hours. The carcass of a marine life will be cut up and sold in pieces at a price of five euros per kilogram. Fishmonger Tatelos Manolis sent a video of an impressive fish to iefimerida.gr.

Wikipedia Help

Stingrays (lat. Batomorphi) are one of two superorders of elasmobranch cartilaginous fish. Contains four orders and fifteen families. Stingrays are characterized by a strongly flattened body and large pectoral fins fused with the head. The mouth, nostrils and five pairs of gills are on a flat and usually light underside. The tail is whip-shaped. Most stingrays live in sea water, but there are several freshwater species (motoro and others). The upper side of the stingrays is adapted in color to a particular living space and can vary from light sand to black. On the upper side are eyes and holes into which water enters for breathing.

Human danger

Some species of stingrays are dangerous to humans. The power of the electric current generated by stingrays is enough to stun a person, and stingrays are capable of inflicting painful wounds. In some cases, they can be life-threatening – this is how the stingray killed the famous naturalist, “crocodile hunter” Steve Irwin, with his poisonous sting.

Conservation status: inAll species of sawtooth rays are endangered or on the verge of extinction.

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