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Biology and Ecology of the Atlantic Stingray, Dasyatis sabina (Pisces: Dasyatidae) in North Carolina and Georgia


The seasonality, distribution, ecology, movements, catch per unit effort, breeding season, and length-weight relationships for the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina, trawled in North Carolina (1973 through 1976) and Georgia (1967 through 1969) are compared and discussed. Occurrences in relation to water temperature, salinity, and oxygen content are also reported and compared with previous literature. Dispelling popular belief, D. sabina throughout its range is a minor numerical component of the fish faunas studied.