Himantura leoparda Manjaji-Matsumoto & Last, 2008
Himantura leoparda
photo by Borsa, P.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Urogymninae
Max. size:  110.5 cm WD (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 70 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Africa to New Guinea, north to Thailand and south to Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs mainly inshore and coastal, but on the continental shelf to depths of at least 70 m. Birth size is about 20 cm DW (Ref. 76961).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 20 February 2015 (A2bd) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.07.08

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