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Taeniurops meyeni  (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Round ribbontail ray
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Australia country information

Common names: Black-blotched stingray, Black-spotted stingray, Blotched fantail ray
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Occurs in northern Australia, from Ningaloo in Western Australia to Townsville, Queensland; also found in Norfolk and Lord Howe Is. (Ref. 8879). Possibly widespread along the Great Barrier Reef. Also Ref. 7300, 33390, 75154.
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)
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 330 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573); max. published weight: 150.0 kg (Ref. 11228)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 100 - 110 cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 500 m (Ref. 37816), usually 20 - 60 m (Ref. 30573)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 41°N - 36°S, 25°E - 77°W

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964), Red Sea and East Africa to southern Japan, Micronesia, tropical Australia and Lord Howe Island. Eastern Pacific: known only from oceanic islands (Cocos and the Galapagos) but because of sheer number, individuals may colonize the Central America mainland (Ref. 28023). More widely known as Taeniura melanospila Bleeker 1853, a junior synonym based on the description of a juvenile specimen.
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Short description

A large stingray with a circular disc, no thorns, a black and white mottled upper surface, and a deep and prominent ventral skin fold that extends to the tail tip (Ref. 6871).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in a wide range of habitats, from shallow lagoons to outer reef slopes (Ref. 1602). Feeds on bottom fish, bivalves, crabs and shrimp (Ref. 5578). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Smallest free-swimming specimen recorded was 33 cm WD. Caught commonly by demersal tangle net fisheries, and occasionally by longline and bottom trawl fisheries. Utilized for its meat and cartilage (Ref.58048). Found singly or in aggregates and usually with jacks and cobia swimming near them (Ref. 12951). Not normally aggressive, but it has been responsible for at least one human fatality. Sought by surf and ski boat anglers in southern Africa, but usually released unharmed (Ref. 5578). Longevity record for a specimen in an aquarium is 81 days (Ref. 12951). May reach disc width in excess of 3 m (Ref. 28023).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2d)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 6871)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 1.0000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.2   ±0.69 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=7)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Very high vulnerability (77 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low