Hypanus sabinus

(Lesueur, 1824)

Atlantic stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Lesueur, C.A. (1824)
Description of several species of the Linnaean genus Raia of North America. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 4(1), 100–121

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Amphotistius sabinus, Dasibatis sabina, Dasyatis sabina, Dasyatis sabinus, Dasybatus sabinus, Hypanus sabina, Trygon sabina, Trygon (Trygon) sabina

Hypanus sabinus

Description :

Citation: Hypanus sabinus (Lesueur, 1824): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Hypanus sabinus (Lesueur, 1824), DW: 23.3 cm, male, Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA © Bryan Huerta
Common names
spa Raya enana, spa Raya hocicona, spa Raya látigo de espina, fra \(T\) Raie, eng Atlantic Stingray

Short Description
Prominent triangular snout. Broadly rounded outer corners of disc. Upper surface brown or yellowish brown, paler toward margins of disc. Lower surface white [199]. Few scapular spines. Middorsal row of spines present, but few on tail beyond pelvic fins [17658].

Western Atlantic: Chesapeake Bay to southern Florida in the USA and the Gulf of Mexico. Records from South America doubtful [17658]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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 coastal waters, including estuaries and lagoons. Ascends rivers. Feeds on tube anemones, polychaete worms, small crustaceans, clams, and serpent stars.

Size / Weight / Age
61.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [199]); max. published weight: 4,870 g (Ref. 40637)

demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 25 m (Ref. 55207), usually 2 - 6 m (Ref. 55207)

shark-references Species-ID=14630;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Dasyonchocotyle spiniphallus Hargis, 1955 [22560] [22559]
  • Listrocephalos corona (Hargis, 1955) [17148]
  • Monocotyle diademalis Hargis, 1955 [17001]
  • Thaumatocotyle roumillati De Buron & Euzet, 2005 [7561]