Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Dasyatidae
Etymology: Dasyatis: Greek, dasys = rough, dense (Ref. 45335).
This species is synonym of Dasyatis dipterura Jordan & Gilbert, 1880. See nomenclatural details in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Oct. 2012: Ref. 92135). The species page will be removed.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 70 m (Ref. 37955), usually 1 - 17 m (Ref. 9254). Subtropical; 42°N - 19°S, 161°W - 70°W
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 187 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); common length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9254); max. published weight: 46.3 kg (Ref. 40637)
Eastern Pacific: Hawaii and from California, USA to Peru.
Found in bays, in sea grass beds, kelp beds, and near reefs on sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 12951). Digs in the sand to feed (Ref. 5227). Feeds on small fishes, crabs, clams, and other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 37955). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Venomous spine on tail.
Nishida, K. and K. Nakaya, 1990. Taxonomy of the genus Dasyatis (Elasmobranchia, Dasyatidae) from the North Pacific. NOAA Tech. Rept. NMFS 90:327-346.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fecundity<100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (76 of 100) .