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Old 03-23-07, 02:50 PM   #1
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Question semi-Corvette question

Is a stingray officially in the shark family? Anyone know for sure??
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Old 03-23-07, 04:06 PM   #2
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Yes they are

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For other uses, see Stingray (disambiguation).

Stingrays
Bluespotted stingray, Taeniura lymma
Scientific classificationKingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Chondrichthyes
Subclass:Elasmobranchii
Order:Rajiformes
Family:Dasyatidae
GeneraDasyatis
Himantura
Pastinachus
Pteroplatytrygon
Taeniura
Urogymnus
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Dasyatidae is a family of rays, cartilaginous marine fishes, related to skates and sharks.
Dasyatids are common in tropical coastal waters throughout the world, and there are fresh water species in Asia (Himantura sp.), Africa, and Florida (Dasyatis sabina). Most dasyatids are neither threatened nor endangered. The species of the genera Potamotrygon, Paratrygon, and Plesiotrygon are all endemic to the freshwaters of South America.
Dasyatids swim with a "flying" motion, propelled by motion of their large pectoral wings (commonly mistaken as "fins"). Their stinger is a razor-sharp, barbed, or serrated cartilaginous spine which grows from the ray's whip-like tail (like a fingernail), and can grow as long as 37 cm (about 14.6 inches). On the underside of the spine are two grooves containing venom-secreting glandular tissue. The entire spine is covered with a thin layer of skin called the integumentary sheath, in which venom is concentrated.[1] This gives them their common name of stingrays, but the name can also be used to refer to any poisonous ray.
Some adult rays may be no larger than a human palm, while other species, like the short-tail stingray, may have a body of six feet in diameter, and an overall length, including their tail, of fourteen feet.
Stringrays may also be called the whip-tailed rays though this usage is much less common.
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Old 03-23-07, 05:08 PM   #3
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Dan,couldn't you give a little more detail?
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Old 03-24-07, 06:17 PM   #4
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Thank you very much but a simple yes or no would have been sufficient. No, actually I do appreciate the detail. I was considering replacing the Stingray emblem or just adding/placing the shark emblems (for sale on the CCDV web site) onto the '76 and came up with the question.
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Technically, they are not in the same "Family". There are many different families of Shark and Rays. Within those families there are over 200 species of sharks and over 300 species of rays.

They are however in the same Class: Chondrichthyes (skeletons made of cartilage, not bone). You must go up the scale to Class before they're related.

So the question is whether you really meant Family or Class?

And just FYI, don't believe everything you read on Wikipedia. Anyone can post ANYTHING as fact, and it can stay there for a long time before it's challenged. Always crosscheck with another source.
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Old 03-24-07, 09:37 PM   #6
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So their like 2nd cousins, twice removed
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Old 03-25-07, 09:46 PM   #7
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Wink

OK so I'm back were I started? Just kidding! Thanks guys!!
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I think the Shark emblem would look cool Joel. Love those cars!
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