Whether they’re finned or scaled, deep-sea swimmers or treetop dwellers, each one of the thousands of animals at the National Aquarium has a unique story to tell.

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Roughtail Stingray (Dasyatis centroura)

Roughtail stingrays are named for the thorny plates, or tubercles, that run along the outer part of their body and base of their tail.

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Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus)

This shark is easily recognized by its pointed snout and mouthful of narrow, pointed teeth, which are always visible.

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Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

These sharks have a large first dorsal fin, large pectoral fins and a mid-dorsal ridge.

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Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

The ibis gets its bright pink color from pigments in its food.

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Sea Stars (Asteroidea)

Sea stars are mostly carnivorous and prey on mollusks.

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Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)

Arowana feed on fish found close to the surface.

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South American Yellow-Footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata)

These tortoises can live for more than 50 years.

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Spiny-Tailed Monitor (Varanus acanthurus)

This animal uses its tail to wedge itself into tight crevices.

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Spotfin Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus)

The black bar across this fish's eye confuses predators.

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