Hemitrygon bennettii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Bennett's stingray
photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  50 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 40 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Indonesia (Java ) to central China, including Taiwan.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  This demersal species is found inshore and on continental shelf to at least 50 m depth. It feeds on small bony fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 11889, 114953). Max size may reach up to 85 cm WD (Ref. 47613). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Litters of only 1 pup (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.10.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.06.17

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