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Sting Ray Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Sting Ray seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Sting Ray in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Note: At times customers or anglers request us to use a reference photograph to paint by. If so our skilled artists will identify any unique characteristics in the photo which are later reflected in the completed paint scheme. This is why no two mounts are ever exactly alike and explains the differences you may see in the coloration of the various mounts. If you have a photo or description, please send it by email to email@example.com
The Atlantic stingray is a coastal resident of the western North Atlantic Ocean. It ranges from Chesapeake Bay south to Florida, and in the Gulf of Mexico south to Campeche, Mexico. This stingray prefers warm coastal and estuarine waters above 59° F (15° C) and can endure temperatures above 86° F (30° C). Temperature induced seasonal migrations have been observed throughout its range. The Atlantic stingray is found in the Chesapeake Bay, its northernmost range, during the summer and fall when the water temperature is warmest. Between October and November it moves south to warmer waters. In other areas, rays migrate from shallow to deeper waters where the water is above 59° F (15° C) during the winter months.While inshore, the Atlantic stingray generally occurs in shallow waters at depths of 6.5-20 feet (2-6m). During its seasonal offshore migration, it is rarely located in water deeper than 80 feet (25m). This fish prefers habitats with a sand or silt/sand seabed, which allows the stingray to bury itself to hide from prey or predators.This stingray is euryhaline and can maintain adequate physiological functions at varying degrees of salinity. Stingrays found in the St. Johns River system, Florida, represent the only permanent fresh water population of an elasmobranch in North America.
This stingray is one of the smallest rays in the family Dasyatidae. The flattened pectoral fins of the disc are continuous and extend anterior to the head and posterior to the pelvic region. Unlike most rays, the snout is elongated. The head is slightly elevated and contains spiracles that enable the ray to take in water dorsally while lying on the seabed. The gills, which expel the water, are located ventrally. The disc is approximately 1.1 times as broad as it is long. The tail is long and tapered, oval in the cross section, and extends behind the body like a whip. Dorsal and ventral tail folds are present. The dorsal fold is located posterior to the tail spine. The tail spines of stingrays are thought to be modified scales, tapering to a sharp point with retrorse serrations along the lateral margins. Venom is produced along two narrow grooves on both the dorsal and ventral sides. At full length, the Atlantic stingray’s tail spine is approximately 25% of its disc width, with females having longer tail spines than males. The distance between the outer margins of the eye orbits is about the same length as the tail spine. The spine is generally round but slightly flattened dorso-ventrally to a breadth of 4-5% its length. A study has shown that freshwater rays replace spines on an annual basis, usually between the months of June and October.
As with all elasmobranchs, males have two claspers, paired modifications of the pelvic fins, used in reproduction. Claspers funnel the sperm from the male to the female during the internal fertilization process. The Atlantic stingray is brown or yellowish brown dorsally, becoming lighter toward the disc margin, and white or light gray ventrally. The dorsal tail fold is yellowish brown while the ventral tail fold is buff. Tail coloration generally follows that of the body. However, in larger specimens the ventral portion of the tail may be flecked with gray anteriorly, and completely dark posteriorly. Stingrays have multiple rows of rounded teeth that have flat, blunt surfaces. The teeth of the upper jaw are largest midway along the jawline and decrease towards the outer corners. The lower jaw has teeth of uniform size throughout. As the Atlantic stingray enters the breeding season male teeth begin to form long, slender cusps that curve toward the corners of the mouth. This enables the male to maintain an adequate hold on the female during copulation. Stingrays in Florida coastal lagoons reportedly reach a maximum disc width of 12.8 inches for males and 14.6 inches for females. Males mature around 7.9 inches disc width with females maturing at 9.4 inches disc width. In Freshwater populations females mature at 8.7 inches disc width and males mature at 8.3 inches disc width.
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.