Hypanus rudis

(GÜNTHER, 1870)


Smalltooth stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
GÜNTHER, A. (1870)
Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. London, British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 8: 549 p.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Bathytoshia rudis, Dasyatis rudis, Dasybatus rudis, Trygon rudis

Types
Hypanus rudis

Dasyatis rudis
Holotype: BMNH: 1982.4.20.52


Description :


Citation: Hypanus rudis (GÜNTHER, 1870): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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Common names
eng Smalltooth stingray

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Nigeria (Old Calabar), Benin, Gulf of Guinea.

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].

Size / Weight / Age
320 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4438))

Habitat
demersal; brackish; marine

Remarks
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