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Pateobatis fai  (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Pink whipray
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Australia country information

Common names: Pink whipray
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Ranges from North West Cape in Western Australia, north to northern Australia and east to Stradbroke Island in Queensland. Large numbers sometimes found on atolls of the Great Barrier Reef. Also Ref. 8630, 37816.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens, 1994
National Database:

Classification / Names

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Dasyatidae (Stingrays) > Urogymninae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 183 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 18.5 kg (Ref. 40637)

Length at first maturity
Lm 115.4, range 120 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 86942)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 9°N - 26°S

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: widespread, from South Africa to the central Pacific Islands, north to Japan (Okinawa). Frequently confused with Himantura jenkinsii (Ref. 9840).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Uniformly tan to brownish pink dorsally. Inhabits lagoon and seaward sand flats from the intertidal to at least 200 m. Occurs in large aggregations (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in aggregations over soft bottoms of the inner continental shelf, often near coral reefs (Ref. 9840). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Size at birth at about 55 cm WD (Ref. 6871). Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and molluscs (Ref. 89972). Common catch of the demersal tangle net, bottom trawl and, to a lesser extend, longline fisheries. Utilized for its meat, skin (high value) and cartilage (Ref.58048). By-catch of prawn trawlers (Ref. 6871).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5312 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.7   ±0.57 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fecundity<100)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low