Taeniurops grabatus

(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Round stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Geoffroy St. Hilaire, E. (1817)
Poissons du Nil, de la Mer Rouge et de la Méditerranée, In Description de l'Egypte ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expedition de l'Armée français, publié par les ordres de sa Majesté–L'Empereur Napoléon le Grand., pl. 18–27.

Image of the original description

Taeniurops grabatus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817) Plate 25 Fig. 1, 2

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Taeniura aff. grabata, Taeniura cf. grabata, Taeniura grabata, Taeniura grabatus, Taeniurops grabata, Trygon grabatus

Taeniurops grabatus

Taeniura grabata
XXXX: No types known;

Description :

Citation: Taeniurops grabatus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2023

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Taeniurops grabatus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817) at Tenerife; © Philippe Guillaume (wikipedia)
Common names
spa Chucho negro, spa Chupare redondo, spa Pastinaca redonda, fra \(T\) Pastenague africaine, eng Round fantail stingray, eng Round stingray, ita Trigone africano, por Ratão, por Uge

Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands [17687] and Mauritania to Angola, including Cape Verde. Also in the Mediterranean, from Tunisia to Egypt. Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea. First record: 2013: Syrian coast (eastern Mediterranean) [19543]; Source: www.gbif.org

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]. A neritic, coastal species. Generally found on sand and rock-sand bottoms. Partially covered with sand or mud. Feeds on bottom-living fishes and crustaceans.

Size / Weight / Age
250 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4438)); max. published weight: 84.0 kg (Ref. 40637)

demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 300 m [17687]

shark-references Species-ID=14819;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Dendromonocotyle taeniurae Euzet & Maillard, 1967 [17437] [9445]
  • Heterocotyle forcifera Neifar, Euzet & Ben Hassine, 1999 [21236] [31118]
  • Heterocotyle mokhtarae Neifar, Euzet & Ben Hassine, 1999 [21236] [31118]
  • Heterocotyle striata Neifar, Euzet & Ben Hassine, 1999 [21236] [31118]
  • Neoentobdella apiocolpos (Euzet & Maillard, 1967) Kearn & Whittington, 2005 [15260] [31118]

  • Alveobothrium grabatum Boudaya, Neifar & Euzet, 2018 [26932]
  • Alveobothrium jeancadenati Boudaya, Neifar & Euzet, 2018 [26932]
  • Alveobothrium zarzisense Boudaya, Neifar & Euzet, 2018 [26932]
  • Pterobothrium senegalense Campbell & Beveridge, 1996 [16283] [16112]
  • Rhinebothrium monodi Euzet, 1954 [16313]

  • Eudactylina minuta Scott, 1904 [16609]