Dasyatis gigantea

(LINDBERG, 1930)


Giant stumptail stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
LINDBERG, G.U. (1930)
A review of the fishes of the seas of the Far East. Izvestiia Tikhookeanskogo nauchnogo instituta rybnogo khoziaistva [Bulletins of the Pacific Science Institute], 5: i–xlvii+1–576, Pls. 1–15

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis giganteus, Urolophoides giganteus

Types
Dasyatis gigantea
Holotype: ZIN: lost


Description :


Citation: Dasyatis gigantea (LINDBERG, 1930): 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 Giant stumptail stingray

Distribution
Northwest Pacific: Basargin Cape, Peter the Great Bay and off Askold Island.

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
178 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7445))

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1806;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Nematoda