Fontitrygon geijskesi

(BOESEMAN, 1948)


Sharpsnout stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
BOESEMAN, M. (1948)
Some preliminary notes on Surinam sting rays, including the description of a new species. Zoologische Mededelingen, 30 (2): 31–47

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Amphotistius geijskesi, Dasyatis geijkesi, Dasyatis geijskesi

Types
Fontitrygon geijskesi



Description :


Citation: Fontitrygon geijskesi (BOESEMAN, 1948): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2017

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Common names
spa Raja-látigo picúa, fra \(T\) Pastenague bécune, eng Sharpsnout stingray, eng Stingray, eng Wingfin stingray, por Arraia, por Arraia-morcego, por Raia, por Raia-bicuda

Short Description
Disc is narrowly projecting to snout, pelvic fins with long anterior margins. Narrowly pointed falcate outer corners. Upper surface dark brown, lower surface pale with darker margins and teeth as yellowish white [199].

Distribution
Western Atlantic: northern coast of Venezuela extending southward to Brazil. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
150 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217))

Habitat
demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 5 - 25 m (Ref. 5217)