Dasyatis alcockii [Status Unaccepted]   (Annandale,  1909) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Rajiformes
Family:Dasyatidae

Description
Size: 132 cm

Color: Dorsal surface greenish or brownish, ventral surface white

Disc rhomboid. Snout triangular and produced. Length of snout about four times in disc. Tail without cutaneous fold, long and without bands. Eye diameter about 2 times in interorbital width. Pale greenish tubercles on middle of back. One serrated spine on tail.
Ovoviviparous


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Stingray
• Pale-Spot Stingray (English)
• Goras (Marathi)
• Aaran Thirukai (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Meat for human consumption; fins for soup; consumed in fresh and salt cured form)

Ecology
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Squilla, Thenus sp., crabs, polychaetes, fishes and molluscs

Biogeography


• North West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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