Urogymnus granulatus (Macleay, 1883)
Mangrove whipray
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays)
Max. size:  141 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 85 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Oceania, distribution considered patchy but probably widespread.
Diagnosis:  Has white spots and a white tail.
Biology:  Found in mangrove areas, also over sand or sand and rubble in lagoons near reefs to depth of 85 m on the continental shelf (Ref. 9840). Feeds on small fishes, bottom dwelling crustaceans, and large infauna (Ref. 9840). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449), with histotrophy. Caught regularly, but in low numbers, by demersal tangle net and bottom trawl fisheries. Utilized for its meat, skin (high value) and cartilage (Ref.58048).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 20 May 2015 (A2bd) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.12.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.04.18
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.06.17

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