How often do stingrays breed?
Ocellate river stingrays breed on a cycle of three years of annual reproduction followed by a several-year period of reproductive inactivity.
How can you tell the difference between a male and female stingray?
The difference between male and females is their pelvic fins. Males have two elongated appendages known as claspers whereas females don’t have these. Stingrays can breathe while feeding thanks to spiracles – vestigial gill slits behind their eyes.
Is it easy to breed stingrays?
Surprisingly, breeding freshwater stingrays is the easiest part of keeping them. For those of you who do not yet know, they give birth to live young! All you need is a pair of mature adult stingrays, and they will most probably breed. Sexual maturity is usually reached between 8 months to 1.5 years.