Dasyatis marginatus   (Blyth)  1860 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Rajiformes
Family:Dasyatidae

Description
Color: Gray above, buffy white below. Males with blue marks around disc except in front margin; tail blackish.

Disc quadrangular, much broader than long. Spiracle large, nearly twice eye. Mouth small, with two buccal processes on floor of mouth. Tail whip-like, about 2.3 times length of disc, without upper and lower cutaneous folds, and one large serrated caudal spine. Skin rather soft; head and center of back with closely set rounded denticles, in large sized fishes extending on to edge of disc; tail with similar denticles intermixed with stellate spines.


Synonym (s)
Trygon marginatus Blyth 1861
Dasyatis (Himantura) marginatus Misra 1969

Common Name (s)
• Blackedged Stingray (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Hugli Estuary INDIA (Record: 1984)
• INDIA (Record: 1984)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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