Dasyatis multispinosa

(TOKAREV, 1959)


Multispine giant stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
LINDBERG, G.U. & LEGEZA, M.I. (1959)
Fishes of the Sea of Japan and the adjacent areas of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Yellow Sea. Part 1. Amphioxi. Petromyzontes. Myxini. Elasmobranchii. Holocephali. Keys to the Fauna of the USSR. Opredeliteli Faune SSSR, 68: 1–208

Types
Dasyatis multispinosa



Description :


Citation: Dasyatis multispinosa (TOKAREV, 1959): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Common names
eng Multispine giant stingray

Distribution
Northwest Pacific: Sea of Japan.

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].

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine