Stingray is a fish so how come it can hide in the sand because fishes can't live outside the water?

Stingrays buried themselves under the sand while feeding and resting and keeps their barb out to protect themselves from predators. They are slimy in nature because they are covered by a mucous layer which helps them to protect from diseases and wound infection.

Stingrays possess spiracles. These fishes pump water through their gills situated on their underside. Stingray's mouth is free to eat as it does not require to consume water. This adaptation allows the stingray to breathe when buried under the sand.


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Updated on: 16-Jan-2023


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