Dasyatis brevis

(Garman, 1880)

Whiptail stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Garman, S. (1880)
New species of selachians in the museum collection. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 6(11), 167–172

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Dasyatis brevis
Syntype: MCZ: 371-S MCZ: 422-S

Description :

Citation: Dasyatis brevis (Garman, 1880): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Common names
spa Batea, spa Raya, spa Raya batana, spa Raya con espinas, spa Raya de espina, spa Raya látigo, spa Raya-látigo batana, fra \(T\) Pastenague batana, eng Diamond stingray, eng Hawaiian sting ray, eng Hawaiian stingray, eng Whip-tailed stingray, eng Whiptail stingray

Eastern Pacific: Hawaii and from California, USA to Peru. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: public aquariums; 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]. Found in bays, in sea grass beds, kelp beds, and near reefs on sand and mud bottoms [1658]. Digs in the sand to feed (Ref. 5227). Feeds on mollusks, crustaceans and probably also fish.

Size / Weight / Age
187 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637)); max. published weight: 46.3 kg (Ref. 40637)

demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 70 m (Ref. 37955), usually 1 - 17 m (Ref. 9254)

shark-references Species-ID=1764;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anaporrhutum euzeti Curran, Blend & Overstreet, 2003 [23771]
  • Probolitrema richiardii (López, 1888) [16108] [23771]
  • Prosorhynchus truncatus Verma, 1936 [23771]