Dasyatis imbricatus   (Bloch & Schneider,  1801) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: Myanmar Fishery

Size: 160 mm

Color: Brownish

Disc as wide as long. Snout slightly produced, pointed and somewhat longer than preoral length. Head to hind margin of spiracle about 2.7 in length of disc. Dental laminae undulating. Interorbital space concave. Spiracle slightly larger than eye. Tail shorter than length of disc. Very narrow dorsal and ventral cutaneous folds present on tail. Interspace between spiracles and middle of back with rough tubercles continued backwards to caudal spine; seven median tubercles from base of tail to caudal spine and some in the centre of the shoulder being larger than others.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Raja imbricata Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Amphotistius imbricatus Munro, 1955
Dasyatis imbricatus Jones, 1969
Trygon imbricata Day, 1878
Trygon walga Day, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Red Sea (Record: 1980)
• MAURITIUS (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Kuronuma, K and Abe, Y (1986) Fishes of the Arabian Gulf Fishes of the Arabian Gulf 1-356 Available at - ZOOR12500001320
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 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
  • Myanmar fishery & livestock online Available at - http://www.myanmarfishery.com/index.htm
  • Radhakrisnan, EV; Kathirvel, M; Devarajan, K; Vijayakumaran, M; Poovannan, P; Thangavelu, R; Hameed, KS; Sankaralingam, S; Ramakrishnan, A and Thangar, VS (1989) An unusual congregation of organisms in the catches off Kovalam, Madras Marine fisheries information service ICAR 99 16-18 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Devadoss, P (1984) Nutritive values of sharks, skates and rays from Portonovo coast Indian Journal of Fisheries 31 (1) 156-161 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/440/

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