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Hemitrygon laevigata  (Chu, 1960)

Yantai stingray
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Dasyatidae (Stingrays)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 60 m (Ref. 114953).   Subtropical; 35°N - 20°N, 116°E - 135°E (Ref. 114953)

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan to southern Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 29 cm
Max length : 37.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 114953)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A demersal species, inshore on continental shelf over soft bottoms to ca. 60 m. In the summer, juveniles are found in estuaries and coastal shallows (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).

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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 (Ref. 50449). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

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Last, P.R., W.T. White, M.R. de Carvalho, B. Séret, M.F.W. Stehmann and G.J.P. Naylor, 2016. Rays of the World. CSIRO Publishing, Comstock Publishing Associates. i-ix + 1-790. (Ref. 114953)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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