Found only in southern Africa from central Angola to St Lucia and possibly as far north as Maputo.
Blue stingrays live inshore and are often caught in the surf zone along sandy beaches and estuaries. They are trawled at depths to 109m.
Like other rays, blue stingrays use electro-receptors and highly developed senses of smell and touch to find molluscs, crustaceans, worms and small fishes, which they crush with flattened teeth.
They grow to 75cm and can weigh up to 25kg.
SASSI status: Orange