Blue stingray

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Blue stingray
Dasyatis chrysonota 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae
Genus: Dasyatis
Species: D. chrysonota
Binomial name
Dasyatis chrysonota
(A. Smith, 1828)

The blue stingray, Dasyatis chrysonota, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found in the southeast Atlantic Ocean around South Africa to Mozambique, from the surface to 100 m. Its length is up to 75 cm.

The blue stingray is ovoviviparous, 1 to 5 young being born in summer after a 9-month gestation.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Dasyatis chrysonota" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • G M Branch, C L Griffiths, M L Branch, & L E Beckley, Two Oceans, A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa, (David Philip Publishers (Pty) Ltd, Claremont, South Africa 1994) ISBN 0-86486-250-4