Average Lifespan: 10-20 years
Swimming Speed: 32-45 MPH (51-72 km)
Length: 6.5 feet (2 meters)
Weight: 7-13 lbs.
As their name implies, skunkrays are a genetically-altered animal hybrid between a skunk and a stingray. They're like stingrays but with the physical appearance of a furry skunk, hence their names. Commonly found in shallow water but are sometimes also found in freshwater parts of the ocean. Their stingers can stretch up to 10 inches long, but because of their skunk DNA, their stingers are only 40-50% less sharp than ordinary stingrays. Also, they do not carry poison in their barbed stingers.
Like skunks, these aquatic creatures can release a tremendously foul fluid to defend itself from numerous predators, similar to how an octopus releases ink to provide itself a defensive, quick escape. Their fluid can be just as powerful as an ordinary skunk's, enough to repel even the most terrifying and dangerous species of sharks. In fact, even in underwater, this stench can stick with a diver for days if they were to ever be drenched in skunkray fluid---one can try to use the baking soda method to greatly weaken its smell since tomato juice will likely worsen it, though it won't be easy to remove the stench.
Skunkrays can reproduce asexually as they can be both male and females. Like other stingrays, they've been known to store sperm cells and will not give birth until the timing's right---a single skunkray can deliver up to nine babies. They enjoy hanging near their favorite feed grounds, which are none other than coral reefs.
They're not meant for eating because of their skunk natures. In fact, since they're believed to be on the verge of extinction (which they're not, actually), they are mostly captured to be put on display when it comes to a zoo. Even if someone tried to cook it with or without adding various sauces or other substances, the meat will still be automatically contaminated by its skunk glands---consumption will result in massive food poisoning and long-term illness, possibly a 39% chance of death or at least shortening out a person's lifespan by no more than approximately 12 years.
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