Brevitrygon walga

(MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841)


Dwarf whipray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
MÜLLER, J. & HENLE, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

Image of the original description

Brevitrygon walga (MÜLLER & HENLE,1841)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis walga, Dasyatis (Himantura) walga, Himantura cf. walga, Himantura heterurus, Himantura walga, Trygon heterurus, Trygon nuda, Trygon walga, Trygon (Himantura) heterurus, Trygon (Himantura) walga

Types
Brevitrygon walga

Himantura walga
Syntype: BMNH: ? MNHN: ? MNHN: 2337; MNHN: 2431; RMNH: ?
Trygon heterurus
Syntype: BMNH: 1867.11.28.158
Trygon nuda
Syntype: BMNH: 1845.3.7.19 BMNH: 1845.3.7.20 BMNH: 1851.10.4.101 BMNH: 1953.8.10.16


Description :


Citation: Brevitrygon walga (MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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Common names
eng Dwarf whip ray, eng Dwarf whipray, eng Scaly stingray

Distribution
Western Pacific: Thailand to southeastern Indonesia. Reported from India, but due to confusion with Himantura imbricata, its westward distribution in the Indian Ocean is unclear. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Biology
Ovoviviparous [17086], with histotrophy. Gives birth to litters of 1-2 pups; no reproductive synchronicity. Born at 8-10 cm WD [2539]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [20205])

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14639;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
  • Merizocotyle macrostrobus CHISHOLM & WHITTINGTON, 2012 [15785]
  • Septesinus gibsoni CHISHOLM, 2013 [18049]

Cestoda
  • Acanthobothrium dujardinii VAN BENEDEN, 1849 [16410]
  • Acanthobothrium marymichaelorum TWOHIG, CAIRA & FYLER, 2008 [7625]
  • Acanthobothrium uncinatum (RUDOLPHI, 1819) [16408]
  • Acanthobothrium zschokkei BAER, 1948 [16247]
  • Divaricobothrium trifidum (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [25321]
  • Dollfusiella parva SCHAEFFNER & BEVERIDGE, 2013 [19694] [21816]
  • Dollfusiella spinulifera (BEVERIDGE & JONES, 2000) [19694] [21816]
  • Echinobothrium minutamicum TWOHIG, CAIRA & FYLER, 2008 [7625] [19536]
  • Echinobothrium reesae RAMADEVI, 1969 [16379] [16430] [19536]
  • Eutetrarhynchus beveridgei SCHAEFFNER, 2014 [21816] [20557]
  • Eutetrarhynchus leucomelanus (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [16112]
  • Halysiorhynchus macrocephalus (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [16112]
  • Kotorella pronosoma (STOSSICH, 1901) [16112]
  • Nybelinia aequidentata (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [16112]
  • Onchobothrium farmeri (SOUTHWELL, 1911) [17129]
  • Parachristianella monomegacantha KRUSE, 1959 [21816]
  • Phyllobothrium lactuca VAN BENEDEN, 1850 [16408] [16443] [16443]
  • Prochristianella clarkeae BEVERIDGE, 1990 [17404] [21816]
  • Pterobothrium platycephalum (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) DOLLFUS, 1930 [16112] [15789]
  • Scyphophyllidium giganteum (VAN BENEDEN, 1858) WOODLAND, 1927 [16443]
  • Shirleyrhynchus aetobatidis (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) BEVERIDGE & CAMPBELL, 1988 [16112]
  • Spongiobothrium variabile LINTON, 1889 [16443]
  • Tetragonocephalum trygonis SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1905 [16338]
  • Tetragonocephalum yamagutii MURALIDHAR, 1988 [16241]
  • Trygonicola macroporus (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [16112]
  • Uncibilocularis trygonis (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [16408] [16092]