Hemitrygon bennettii

(Müller & Henle, 1841)


Bennett's stingray
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

Hemitrygon bennettii (Müller & Henle,1841)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis benetti, Dasyatis benneti, Dasyatis bennetti, Dasyatis bennettii, Dasyatis (Pastinachus) bennettii, Dasybatus bennetti, Hemitrygon bennetti, Trygon bennetti, Trygon bennettii, Trygon (Hemitrygon) bennetti

Types
Hemitrygon bennettii

Dasyatis bennetti
Syntype: BMNH: uncat. (not found) Trinidad BMNH: 1953.8.10.13 China MNHN: not found


Description :


Citation: Hemitrygon bennettii (Müller & Henle, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Hemitrygon bennettii male, DL: 47.2 cm, DW: 44.4 cm, Weight (kg): 5.25 © G. M. MASUM BILLAH, Program Coordinator- Marine Mega-Fauna & Fisheries, Wildlife Conservation Society- Bangladesh Program (masumwcsbd@gmail.com)
Common names
eng Bennett"s cowtail, eng Bennett"s stingray, eng Frilltailed stingray

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Distribution not well known, probably ranging from India to southern Japan and the Philippines, but most abundant in the northwestern Pacific. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 9070) and Vanuatu [20070]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

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]. Feeds on fish [20056]. Max size may reach up to 85 cm WD (Ref. 47613).

Size / Weight / Age
50.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9840))

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
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