Himantura marginatus [Status Unaccepted]   (Blyth,  1860) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Size: 119.2 cm

Color: Grey above, huffy white below with a dark border except in front.

Disc oval in shape,broad anteriorly and narrow posteriorly. Disc slightly broader than long.Tip of snout projects a little in front of disc on either side of which are two gentle concavities. Floor of the mouth with two papillae. A row of pointed tubercles on the dorsal surface between head and centre of the back. Tail length 2.3 time of disc width. Tail with denticles intermixed with stellate spines.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Black-Edged Stingray (English)
• Uppan Thirukai (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Utilised in fresh and salt cured form)

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf

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