Spotted Round Stingray
Also known as the Cortez Stingray is a bottom dwelling fish, with a tan body with dark brown spots. The tail spine is venomous, but is only used for protection. Caution should be taken when netting it, or when it is not visible and maintenance is performed in the aquarium..All stingrays have a venomous barb and are only for experts. All stingrays require a sandy bottom. The Cortez Stingray grows to 14 inches.
- Scientific name: Urolophus maculatus
- Origin: Mexico, Baja California
- Max Size: 14 inches (10 inch body)
- Diet: Feeding may be difficult in the beginning. When first introduced into the aquarium, small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder fish should be used to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.