Megatrygon microps

(ANNANDALE, 1908)


Smalleye stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
ANNANDALE, N. (1908)
A new sting ray of the genus Trygon from the Bay of Bengal. Records of the Indian Museum, 2 (4): 393–394

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis microps, Dasyatis (Amphotistius) microps, Dasyatis (Himantura) microps, Dasybatus microps, Trygon microps

Types
Megatrygon microps

Dasyatis microps
Holotype: ZSI: F2410/1


Description :


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Common names
eng Annandale"s stingray, eng Smalleye stingray, eng Thickspine giant stingray

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: India and northern Australia (likely in areas between). Collected from the estuary of the River Ganges [5700] and sigted from Mozambique (Ref. 75239).

Human uses
fisheries:

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. 9840))

Habitat
demersal; brackish; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14632;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda