Stingray (skate) Fish Photo.

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These stingray photos shown below are close up pictures showing you exactly what a stingray fish looks like. Stingray, often called "skate" as one word, are caught in salt water or brine water, and vary alot in size or shape as there are many different types of stingrays. These are not known as a very good eating fish, but many people do eat these. They obviously are quite different from cleaning other types of fish do to their different shapes and sizes. People who eat these often claim they are good, and videos on youtube show how to clean or prepare stingray. These are a member of the shark family and often feed on bait such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, clams, cut up fish, oysters, or minnows, which all work as stingray bait. Most catch them while fishing for other fish in the backwaters or creeks, or even in the ocean.

You can see that the color of the stingray above and below varies greatly. Also notice the barb on the tail, all stingray types have a barb for defense, so do not get hit by this when unhooking them.

How to identify a stingray / skate? Some characteristics of the stringray include many types of colors and styles, mouth underneath, and long tail with barb. (Always remember when releasing fish to get them back into the water as soon as possible and not over/rough handling, so the fish do not die after being released. Just because the fish swims away does not mean it actually survived).