Whitespotted whipray

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Whitespotted whipray
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae
Genus: Himantura
Species: H. gerrardi
Binomial name
Himantura gerrardi
(J. E. Gray, 1851)
Synonyms

Trygon gerrardi J. E. Gray, 1851
Trygon macrurus Bleeker, 1852

The whitespotted whipray or sharpnose stingray (Himantura gerrardi) is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae. It is found in coastal regions including estuaries, in the Indo-Pacific, and has also been recorded in the Ganges River. It reaches a maximum length of 2 metres (6½ ft). As presently defined, it is probably a species complex.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manjaji, B.M., Fahmi and W.T. White (2004). "Himantura gerrardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved August 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Himantura gerrardi" in FishBase. October 2008 version.