Dasyatis imbricata   (Schneider.  1801) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Color: Reddish brown and yellow spotted dorsally, whitish ventrally.

Disc as broad as long; snout produced and pointed. Mouth undulated, with two buccal processes on floor of mouth. Spiracles as large as eyes, close behind. Tail whiplike, short, about as long as length of disc, with one caudal spine; with low longitudinal cutaneous folds on its upper and lower surfaces. Small tubercles on nape and back, with a row of conical spines on shoulder and back.

Synonym (s)
Amphotistus imbricatus Munro, 1955
Dasyatis imbricata Misra, 1949
Dasyatis imbricata Misra, 1952
Dasyatis imbricatus Chu, 1931
Dasyatis imbricatus Fowler, 1941
Dasyatis imbricatus Fowler, 1938
Dasyatis imbricatus Herre, 1953
Dasyatis imbricatus Suvatti, 1936
Dasyatis imbricata Misra & Menon, 1958
Raja imbricata Schneider, 1801
Trygon imbricata Annandale, 1909
Trygon imbricata Day, 1889
Trygon imbricata Day, 1878
Trygon imbricata Giinther, 1870
Trygon imbricata Hora, 1922
Dasyatis (Amphotistius) imbricata Misra, 1969

Common Name (s)
• Moogu Thorake (Tamil)
• Mokkan Therandi (Tamil)
• Sankara (Tamil)
• Schneiders Scaly Stingray
• Mookkan Tiruke
• Pakat (Marathi)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Orissa INDIA
• Pondicherry (Lat: 11.93) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Gujarat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Misra, KS (1969) Fauna of India Published by the Manager Of Publications Delhi 1 276 pp
  • Venkateswarlu, T and Rama Rao, KV (1986) Valid scientific names to Day's fish fauna of India Miscellaneous publication, occasional paper no 87 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI p 48 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mishra, SS and Krishnan, S (2003) Marine fishes of Pondicherry and Karaikal Records of the zoological survey of india ZSI 53 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Abbaasi, SA (1997) Wetlands of India-Ecology and Threats Discovery Publishing House,New Delhi II 1-182 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Hanfee, F (1999) Management of shark fisheries in two Indian coastal states: Tamil Nadu and Kerala Case studies of the management of elasmobranch fisheries. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 378 Rome, FAO Part 1 (11) Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/X2097E/X2097E14.htm#ch11.
  • Kizhakudan, SJ; Nair, KVS and Zala, MS Demersal Finfish Resources of Gujarat Sustainable fisheries development: Focus on Gujarat 57-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/6060/

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