Hypanus say

(Lesueur, 1817)

Bluntnose stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Lesueur, C.A. (1817)
Description of three new species of the genus Raja. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1(ser. 1), 41–45

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasibatis sayi, Dasyatis say, Dasyatis sayi, Dasybatus say, Dasybatus sayi, Myliobatis say, Raja say, Trygon sayi, Trygon (Trygon) sayi

Hypanus say

Dasyatis say
XXXX: No types known;

Description :

Citation: Hypanus say (Lesueur, 1817): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2023

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Hypanus say (Lesueur, 1817), male, northern Gulf of Mexico © Bryan Huerta
Common names
deu \(T\) Stumpfnasenstechrochen, spa Chucho, spa Raya, spa Raya hocicona, spa Raya látigo chata, spa Raya mediana, eng Blunmose Stingray, eng Bluntnose stingray, eng Say"s stingray, por Arraia-amarela, por Arraia-manteiga, por Manteiga, por Raia, por Raia amarela, por Raia chita, por Raia mijona, por Raia prego, por Raia-manteiga

Short Description
Moderate size, with a short blunt snout. Disk has rounded corners, few tubercles and spines along midline [17659]. Well developed fold on the upper surface and lower surface of tail. Yellowish or light brown above. Lower surface whitish or pure white [199].

Western Atlantic: New Jersey (rarely in Massachusetts), USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Argentina; widespread in the West Indies. Throughout Antilles [17659]. 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 coastal waters [17658]. Generally found near shore, to depths of 10 m. Bottom feeder with fish, clams, worms and shrimps.

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [17659])

demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 55208), usually 1 - ? m (Ref. 55208)

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Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Rhadinorhynchus pristis (Rudolphi, 1802) [17126]