Hypanus longus (Garman, 1880)
Longtail stingray
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  260 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacfic: Baja California (Mesico) to Ecuador; including the Galapagos Is.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabit rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 12951); on soft and sandy bottoms. Feeds mainly on mantis shrimps and fishes (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Litters of 1-5 pups; gestation period 10-11 months (Ref. 114953); Caught rarely by the gillnet fisheries operating in shelf waters. Utilized for its meat (Ref.58048).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 02 February 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  venomous
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 30.05.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.05.17
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.05.17

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