Hemitrygon izuensis (Nishida & Nakaya, 1988)
Izu stingray
Hemitrygon izuensis
photo by Shiina, M.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  41.82 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 20 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: restricted to southern Japan.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in shallow coastal waters (Ref. 7445). Almost with certainty to occur deeper than 20 m (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 02 February 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.12.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.06.17

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