Hemitrygon laevigata (Chu, 1960)
Yantai stingray
photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  37 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 60 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Taiwan to southern Japan.
Biology:  A demersal species, inshore on continental shelf over soft bottoms to ca. 60 m. In the summer, juveniles are found in estuaries and coastal shallows (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 29 August 2019 (A2cd) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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