Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Dasyatidae
Etymology: Himantura: Greek, iman, imantos = thong, strap + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335); lobistoma: Name from Latin 'lobus' for elongated projection or protuberance and 'stoma' for mouth, refers to its protrusible, tubelike mouth.. More on author: Last.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 49.2 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 58327); 100.0 cm WD (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species belong to the 'uarnacoides' complex, characterized by the following: lateral disc shape with pectoral fin apices broadly rounded rather than narrowly rounded or angular; color plain (usually uniform light to dark brown dorsally, and pale or whitish ventrally with or without a dark margin; a long and slender whiplike tail and platelike denticles in a broad dorsal band in adults. This species differs from H. hortlei in having a highly protrusible mouth and a pelvic girdle with prominent lateral prepelvic processes (Ref. 58327).
Western Pacific: South China Sea, off western Borneo.
Female maturity size unknown, however, based on a pregnant female, probably smaller than 70 cm DW; males apparently smaller than females; full term pup 18.4 cm DW (Ref. 58327).
Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. and P.R. Last, 2006. Himantura lobistoma, a new whipray (Rajiformes: Dasyatidae) from Borneo, with comments on the status of Dasyatis microphthamus. Ichthyol. Res. 53(3):290-297.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00508 - 0.03119), b=2.98 (2.75 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (84 of 100) .