Hemitrygon izuensis


Izu stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
NISHIDA, K. & NAKAYA, K. (1988)
Dasyatis izuensis, a new stingray from the Izu Peninsula, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 35 (3): 227–235

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis izuensis

Hemitrygon izuensis

Dasyatis izuensis
Holotype: HUMZ: 109730; Paratype: HUMZ: 109733; HUMZ: 109732; HUMZ: 109716; HUMZ: 105907; HUMZ: 105476; HUMZ: 109731; HUMZ: 107444;

Description :

Citation: Hemitrygon izuensis (NISHIDA & NAKAYA, 1988): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Hemitrygon izuensis (NISHIDA & NAKAYA, 1988); KAUM - I. 5388, mature female, 369.1 mm DW, off Chiringajima Island, Kagoshima Bay, Japan © Hiroyuki Motomura, Kagoshima University Museum, Japan
Common names
eng Izu stingray

Northwest Pacific: Izu Peninsula, Pacific coast of Japan. Source: www.gbif.org

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
41.8 cm WD (male/unsexed; [3754])

demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 10 m (Ref. 58018)

shark-references Species-ID=14617;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Gnathia trimaculata COETZEE, SMIT, GRUTTER & DAVIES, 2009 [17188]