Hypanus rudis (Günther, 1870)
Smalltooth stingray
Hypanus rudis
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  320 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine,
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic Ocean: Nigeria (Old Calabar), Benin, Gulf of Guinea (Ref. 4438).
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: A large stingray entirely covered by discrete prickles, but without tubercles (Ref. 81259).
Biology:  A coastal species (Ref. 4438), that would be capable of migrating into freshwaters (Ref. 81259). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 December 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.03.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.05.17
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.05.17

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