Hypanus dipterurus

(Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Diamond stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Jordan, D.S. & Gilbert, C.H. (1880)
Notes on a collection of fishes from San Diego, California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 3(106), 23–34

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No image in first description.

Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasibatis brevis, Dasibatis dipterura, Dasyatis brevis, Dasyatis dipterura, Dasyatis dipterurus, Dasyatis hawaiensis, Dasyatis hawaiiensis, Dasybatis dipterura, Dasybatis dipterurus, Dasybatus brevis, Dasybatus dipterurus, Trygon brevis, Trygon hawaiensis

Hypanus dipterurus

Dasyatis brevis
Syntype: MCZ: 371-S MCZ: 422-S
Dasyatis dipterura
Syntype: NMW: 77758; USNM: 24880 USNM: 26782 USNM: 110967 (ex 26782) ZMB: 11573 (ex USNM 26782); ZMUB: (ex USNM 26782);
Dasyatis hawaiensis
Holotype: USNM: 64127 (orig 547)

Description :

Citation: Hypanus dipterurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2023

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ID as Dasyatis brevis (Garman, 1880) synonym of Hypanus dipterurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880) © Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR-IPN) http://coleccion.cicimar.ipn.mx
Common names
spa Batana, spa Batea, spa Raya diamante, spa Raya látigo diamante, eng Diamond stingray, eng Hawaiian stingray, eng Rat-tailed stingray

Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Peru. Reported from the Galapagos Islands [455]. Occurrence in British Columbia, Canada remains questionable (Ref. 6885). Not in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529]. 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]. Inhabits sandy areas, often around rocks and kelp beds [17050]. Benthic [17640]. Feeds on crabs and mollusks (Ref. 4925). Mobile-invertebrate feeder (Ref. 57615).

Size / Weight / Age
122 cm WD (male/unsexed; [17050])

demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 355 m [17640]

shark-references Species-ID=14625;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Heterocotyle margaritae Chero, Cruces, Saez, Santos & Luque, 2020 [28274]
  • Hypanocotyle bullardi Chero, Cruces, Sáez, Camargo, Santos & Luque, 2018 [26182]
  • Listrocephalos kearni Bullard, Payne & Braswell, 2004 [7595] [23771] [26032]
  • Loimopapillosum pascuali Chero, Cruces, Sáez, Oliveira, Santos & Luque, 2021 [29901]
  • Monocotyle luquei Chero, Cruces, Iannacone, Sanchez, Minaya, Saez & Alvarino, 2016 [24764]
  • Peruanocotyle chisholmae Chero, Cruces, Sáez & Luque, 2018 [26871]

  • Anaporrhutum euzeti Curran, Blend & Overstreet, 2003 [23771]
  • Probolitrema richiardii (López, 1888) [16108] [23771]
  • Prosorhynchus truncatus Verma, 1936 [23771]