Common name of Pteroplatytrygon violacea
Common name Pelagic stingray
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country Canada
Locality British Columbia
Ref. Hart, J.L., 1973
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Pelagic', i.e., oceanic; 'stingray', i.e., ray with one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines near the base of the whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds (p. 1158 in Ref. 11978); 'sting', from prehistoric Germanic 'stengg-', i.e., pierce with something sharp (p. 503 in Ref. 11979); 'ray', from Old French 'raie' from Latin 'raia', of unknown origin (p. 433 in Ref. 11979).
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
Checked by Garilao, Cristina V.
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