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I was surprised to find that stingray skin is used to produce products like wallets and boots. Do you know what particular species of ray is used for production of these materials? The only name given was the "pearl stingray". thanks

Wildlife Expert - Ken Burton

There are about 160 species of stingrays worldwide and very few are protected. Stingray leather is a widely-used product and varies little in quality from species to species. Suppliers use whatever species is/are available locally.

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