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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae Stingrays
Subfamily: Dasyatinae
Genus: Dasyatis

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9 species
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Photo by Ziegler, P.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 187 cm TL
Dasyatis brevis (Garman, 1880)

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Dasyatis brevis
[Whiptail stingray]

Photo by Chater, S.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm WD
Dasyatis chrysonota (Smith, 1828)

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Dasyatis chrysonota
[Blue stingray]
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Max. Length 178 cm WD

Dasyatis gigantea
[Giant stumptail stingray]

Photo by Modder, T.

Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 8125
Max. Length 104 cm WD
Dasyatis hastata (DeKay, 1842)

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Dasyatis hastata
[Whip sting-ray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm WD
Dasyatis hypostigma Santos & Carvalho, 2004

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Dasyatis hypostigma

Photo by Clua, E.

Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 74.5 cm TL
Dasyatis marmorata (Steindachner, 1892)

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Dasyatis marmorata
[Marbled stingray]
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Dasyatis multispinosa
[Multispine giant stingray]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

East Atlantic and the Med
Max. Length 69.5 cm WD
Dasyatis pastinaca (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Dasyatis pastinaca
[Common stingray]

Photo by Rabeling, D.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm WD
Dasyatis tortonesei Capapé, 1975

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Dasyatis tortonesei
[Tortonese's stingray]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dasyatis brevis Whiptail stingray Eastern Pacific 187 TL 1880
Dasyatis chrysonota Blue stingray Southeast Atlantic 75 WD 1828
Dasyatis gigantea Giant stumptail stingray Northwest Pacific 178 WD 1930
Dasyatis hastata Whip sting-ray Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 8125 104 WD 1842
Dasyatis hypostigma Southwest Atlantic 65 WD 2004
Dasyatis marmorata Marbled stingray Eastern Atlantic and Medi 74.5 TL 1892
Dasyatis multispinosa Multispine giant stingray Northwest Pacific 1959
Dasyatis pastinaca Common stingray East Atlantic and the Med 69.5 WD 1758
Dasyatis tortonesei Tortonese's stingray Northeast Atlantic 80 WD 1975

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