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
Core
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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