Telatrygon zugei (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Pale-edged stingray
Telatrygon zugei
photo by Devarapalli, P.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  29 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: India to southern Japan, Myanmar, Malaya, Indonesia, China and Indo-China.
Biology:  Common in estuaries (Ref. 4832). Feed on bottom-dwelling organisms (Ref.50449)- primarily small crustaceans, but also small fishes (Ref.58048). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Landed in very large quantities as by-catch in the bottom trawl and trammel fisheries. Utilized for its meat, but of limited value due to its very small size (Ref.58048).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 02 February 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.08.93
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 27.09.16
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.10.95

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