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Ray, Stingray

A long tail fitted with a barbed stinger trails from this flat, triangular fish’s body.

Stingray CR 1/2

XP 200
N Medium animal (aquatic)
Init
+1; Senses blindsense 30 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 12, touch 11, flat-footed 11 (+1 Dex, +1 natural)
hp
13 (2d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed swim 40 ft.
Melee
sting +1 (1d4 plus poison)

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base
Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 12
Feats
Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills
Perception +8, Stealth +5 (+13 in sand or mud), Swim +8; Racial Modifier +8 Stealth in sand or mud, +8 Swim

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison (Ex)

Sting—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Dex and 1 Con; cure 1 save.

The save DC is Constitution-based.

Stingray Animal Companion

Starting Statistics: Size Small; Speed swim 40 ft.; Attack sting (1d3 plus poison); Ability Scores Str 6, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 2; Special Qualities low-light vision.

4th-Level Advancement: Size Medium; AC +1 natural armor; Attack sting (1d4 plus poison); Ability Scores Str +4, Dex –2, Con +2; Special Qualities blindsense 30 ft.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm oceans
Organization
solitary, pair, or flight (3–12)
Treasure
none

Often found buried in mud, sand, or sea grass, this normally passive creature raises its tail above its body like a scorpion when cornered or injured. Its stinger is a barbed spine with two grooves allowing the toxin to enter the wound. While often found in bays and estuaries, some breeds of stingray can make their home in rivers far upstream from salt water. Stingrays, like their larger manta ray cousins, use a form of electrolocation to find prey in the silt-laden waters.

The stingray presented here is a relatively large member of the species; for Smaller stingrays, apply the young creature template.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.