Brevitrygon imbricata

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Scaly whipray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. (1801)
M.E. Blochii Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus ex illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit. J.G. Schneider, Saxo: 584 p., 110 pl.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Amphotistius imbricatus, Brevitrygon cf. imbricata, Dasyatis imbricata, Dasyatis imbricatus, Dasyatis (Amphotistius) imbricata, Dasyatis (Amphotistius) imbricatus, Dasybatus imbricatus, Himantura cf. imbricata, Himantura imbricata, Himantura imbricatus, Himantura nuda, Raja imbricata, Trygon imbricata, Trygon imbricatus, Trygon (Trygon) imbricatus

Brevitrygon imbricata

Himantura imbricata
Holotype: ZMB: 7585

Description :

Citation: Brevitrygon imbricata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2024

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Brevitrygon imbricata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), © Randall, J.E,
Common names
eng Scaly stingray, eng Scaly whip ray, eng Scaly whipray, eng Schneider"s scaly-stingray, eng Sting ray

Short Description
Disc width equal to disc length; tail shorter than body; ventral surface of disc entirely white [20067].

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Mauritius to Indonesia. Source:

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

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
25.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832))

demersal; amphidromous [17660]; freshwater; brackish; marine

shark-references Species-ID=14637;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Acanthobothrium dujardinii Van Beneden, 1849 [16448]
  • Anthobothrium septatum Subhapradha, 1955 [16423]
  • Dollfusiella sp. [15730]
  • Eutetrarhynchus sp. [15730]
  • Grillotia (Christianella) minuta (Van Beneden, 1849) [16112]
  • Kotorella pronosoma (Stossich, 1901) [17850] [16112]
  • Kotorella sp. [15730]
  • Nybelinia sp. [15730]
  • Parachristianella indonesiensis Palm, 2004 [19555]
  • Parachristianella sp. [15730]
  • Prochristianella sp. [15730]
  • Pterobothrium platycephalum (Shipley & Hornell, 1906) Dollfus, 1930 [16283] [16112]
  • Tetrarhynchobothrium rossi (Southwell, 1912) [16255] [16112]
  • Uncibilocularis trygonis (Shipley & Hornell, 1906) [16448]