Hexatrygon bickelli   Heemstra & Smith,   1980 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

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Color: Dorsal ground is dark brown, snout translucent. Ventral ground is whitish.

Body spade shaped, thick at its central part and gradually thinning laterally. Snout flexible, extremely elongated, supported laterally by rostral expansion of propterygia. Eyes very small, interorbital wide; anterior fontanelle and frontparietal fontanelle obvious externally. spiracle oval. Claspers well calcified. Nostrils widely separated. Nasal curtain united with ventral surface. Teeth minute, blunt, close-set, and arranged in pavement. No papilla present on lower surface of mouth. No denticle on dorsal or ventral surface of body.

Synonym (s)
Hexatrematobatis longirostrum Chu & Meng, 1981
Hexatrygon brevirostra Shen, 1986
Hexatrygon longirostra (Chu & Meng, 1981)
Hexatrygon taiwanensis Shen, 1986

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• South West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Babu, C; Ramachandran, S and Varghese, BC (2011) New record of sixgill sting ray Hexatrygon bickelli Heemstra and smith, 1980 from south-west coast of india Indian Journal of Fisheries Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin 58(2) 137-139 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
  • Biodiversity explorer: The web of life in Southern Africa Available at - http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/search.htm

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