Fluvitrygon kittipongi

(Vidthayanon & Roberts, 2005)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Vidthayanon, C. & Roberts, T.R. (2005)
Himantura kittipongi, a new species of freshwater whiptail stingray from the Maekhlong River of Thailand (Elasmobranchii, Dasyatididae). Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, 53(1), 123–132

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Himantura cf. kittipongi, Himantura kittipongi

Fluvitrygon kittipongi

Himantura kittipongi
Holotype: ZRC: 50381; Paratype: NIFI: 3201; NIFI: 3200; NIFI: 3188; NIFI: 3198;

Description :

Citation: Fluvitrygon kittipongi (Vidthayanon & Roberts, 2005): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Fluvitrygon kittipongi (Vidthayanon & Roberts, 2005), female, 35 cm of Disc width, male, 26 cm of Disc width, Pahang River, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia © Mohd Iqbal
Short Description
This freshwater stingray has a distinct coloration, dorsal disc with pale margin and pale spots in front of the eye and on the posterior rim of the spiracle; a narrow, dusky, gray or brownish-orange (not black) marginal band (but for the one-fourth of the disc nearest to the snout) on the ventral disc surface. Denticulation on the central area of dorsal disc surface and tail are well developed; possess a series of enlarged denticles, some with projecting posterior margins raised above the surface, on dorsal midline between pearl organ and base of sting, the largest on the tail base (Ref. 59378).

Asia: Thailand.

Size / Weight / Age
26.8 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 59378)); 28.5 cm WD (female)

demersal; freshwater

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