Pateobatis bleekeri

(Blyth, 1860)

Bleeker's whipray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Blyth, E. (1860)
The cartilaginous fishes of lower Bengal. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 29(1), 35–45

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis bleekari, Dasyatis bleekeri, Dasyatis blekeeri, Dasyatis (Himantura) bleekeri, Dasybatus bleekeri, Himantura bleekeri, Pateobatis bleekerii, Trygon bleekeri

Pateobatis bleekeri

Himantura bleekeri
Syntype: BMNH: 1892.6.17.15

Description :

Citation: Pateobatis bleekeri (Blyth, 1860): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2024

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Pateobatis bleekeri (Blyth, 1860), © Dr. Padmavathi Devarapalli, FishBase Collaborator 1675, Kakinada-533003, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
Common names
eng Bleeker"s whipray, eng Brow bellied ray, eng Whip-tail sting ray, eng Whiptail stingray

Indo-Pacific: from Pakistan to the Malay Peninsula. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

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
105 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832))

benthopelagic; amphidromous [17660]; brackish; marine

shark-references Species-ID=14655;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Tetragonocephalum aetobatidis (Shipley & Hornell 1906) [16377]
  • Thysanocephalum karachii Zaidi & Khan, 1976 [16468]
  • Tylocephalum choudhurai Pramanik & Manna, 2007 [16377]
  • Tylocephalum haldari Pramanik & Manna, 2007 [16377]
  • Tylocephalum krisnai Pramanik & Manna, 2007 [16377]