Dasyatis centroura   (Mitchill,  1815) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Size: 220 cm - 242 cm; common length 125 cm WD

Colour : Dorsal side uniform olive brown to dusky. Anterior margin of pectoral white.

Max. Weight: 300.0 kg

Disc partly quadrangular, wider than long; snout blunt; head region armed with few flattened tubercles; a row of depressed dermal denticles along mid dorsal line of the body; ventral finfold long, but quite low, not easily seen, dorsal finfold absent; tail fairly thick at base, cylindrical, tapering with numerous rows of small spines.

Synonym (s)
Dasyatis aspera (Cuvier, 1816)
Dasybatus marinus Garman, 1913
Pastinaca acanthura Gronow, 1854
Pastinaca aspera Cuvier, 1816
Raia gesneri Cuvier, 1829
Raja centroura Mitchill, 1815
Trygon aldrovandi Risso, 1827
Trygon brucco Bonaparte, 1834
Trygon spinosissima Dumeril, 1865
Trygon thalassia Muller & Henle, 1841

Common Name (s)
• Rough-tail Stingray (English)
• Thirukkai (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Consumed in fresh, smoked and salt cured form; offal used for fish meal; oil extracted from this fish.

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Feeds on invertebrates and fishes.
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Kerala, Kollam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Raje, SG; Sivakami, S; Mohanraj, G; Manoj Kumar, PP; Raju, A and Joshi, KK (2007) An atlas on the Elasmobranch fishery resources of India CMFRI Special publication CMFRI, Cochin, India. 95 253pp Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/4056/1/Special_Publn_95.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/

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