Pastinachus solocirostris

LAST, MANJAJI & YEARSLEY, 2005


Roughnose stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & MANJAJI, B.M. & YEARSLEY, G.K. (2005)
Pastinachus solocirostris sp. nov., a new species of stingray (Elasmobranchii: Myliobatiformes) from the Indo-Malay Archipelago. Zootaxa, 1040: 1–16

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Citation: Pastinachus solocirostris LAST, MANJAJI & YEARSLEY, 2005: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Roughnose stingray

Short Description
A small species with the following diagnostic characters: acute snout, angle less than 110°, covered to apex with enlarged denticles; disc length 94-101% WD; head length 47-51% WD; preoral length 21-25% WD; distance between nostrils 9-11% WD; distance between first gill slits 20-25% WD; tail moderately compressed above the midbase of the ventral cutaneous fold, width 0.7-0.9 times its height; ventral fold slender, its length 1.1-1.3 times WD, 32-41 times its depth below its midbase; ventral fold depth 1.8-2.4 times tail height at its midbase; distance from cloaca to sting 0.9-1 in precloacal length; 1-3 nuchal thorns, largest pearl-shaped; pectoral fin radials 113-120; monospondylous vertebral centra 35-38 (Ref. 58027).

Distribution
Western Pacific: Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries:

Biology
Found most abundant near the coast in regions of high riverine outflow (Ref. 58027).

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [2539]); 44.6 cm WD (female)

Habitat
demersal; brackish; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4765;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
  • Merizocotyle papillae CHISHOLM & WHITTINGTON, 2012 [15785]

Cestoda
  • Dollfusiella spinosa SCHAEFFNER & BEVERIDGE, 2013 [19694] [21816]
  • Halysioncum nataliae (KUCHTA & CAIRA, 2010) [12201] [19536]
  • Kotorella pronosoma (STOSSICH, 1901) [21816]
  • Parachristianella indonesiensis PALM, 2004 [21816]
  • Parachristianella monomegacantha KRUSE, 1959 [21816]
  • Prochristianella jensenae SCHAEFFNER & BEVERIDGE, 2012 [17404] [21816]
  • Shirleyrhynchus aetobatidis (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) BEVERIDGE & CAMPBELL, 1988 [21816]
  • Stillabothrium hyphantoseptum HERZOG, BERGMAN & REYDA, 2016 [24898]