Himantura kittipongi  Vidthayanon Roberts, 2005,,

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Dasyatidae (Stingrays)
Etymology: Himantura: Greek, iman, imantos = thong, strap + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335);  kittipongi: Named for Khun Jarutanin Kittipong, Bangkok aquarium fish dealer who collected the type specimens..   More on author: Roberts.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.8 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 59378); 28.5 cm WD (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This freshwater stingray has a distinct coloration, dorsal disc with pale margin and pale spots in front of the eye and on the posterior rim of the spiracle; a narrow, dusky, gray or brownish-orange (not black) marginal band (but for the one-fourth of the disc nearest to the snout) on the ventral disc surface. Denticulation on the central area of dorsal disc surface and tail are well developed; possess a series of enlarged denticles, some with projecting posterior margins raised above the surface, on dorsal midline between pearl organ and base of sting, the largest on the tail base (Ref. 59378).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Thailand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the mainstream of the Maekhlong River, in an area above the limit of tidal influence. Prefers sandy or sandy-muddy bottom (Ref. 59378).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : McEachran, John | Collaborators

Vidthayanon, C. and T.R. Roberts, 2005. Himantura kittipongi, a new species of freshwater whiptail stingray from the Maekhlong River of Thailand (Elasmobranchii, Dasyatididae). Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 53(1):123-132.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii,v))

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (90 of 100) .