Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Dasyatidae
(Stingrays) > Dasyatinae
Etymology: parvonigra: Name from Latin 'parvus' for little and 'nigra' for black, refers to its resemblance to a larger Australian species Dasyatis thetidis..
More on authors: Last & White.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 185 m (Ref. 114953). Tropical; 20°N - 20°S, 115°E - 128°E (Ref. 114953)
Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific: Philippines to north-western Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 35 - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 114953)
This demersal species lives offshore on continental shelf, probably occasionally shallower; caught incidentally in trawl and net fisheries; llfe history unknown (Ref. 114953). Maximum length for females of similar form, possibly up to 49.8 cm WD (Ref. 76959).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R. and W.T. White, 2008. Dasyatis parvonigra sp. Nov., a new species of stingray (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) from the tropical eastern Indian Ocean. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds.): Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22. (Ref. 76959)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 19.6 - 23, mean 21.5 °C (based on 8 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00235 - 0.01406), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (90 of 100).