Brevitrygon walga (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Scaly whipray
Brevitrygon walga
photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Urogymninae
Max. size:  45 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Northern Indian Ocean: from the Red Sea to western India, including the Persian Gulf.
Biology:  Demersal on insular and continental shelves, and occasionally found in coastal embayments (Ref.58048). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Caught in large quantities as by-catch of bottom trawl and trammel net fisheries. Utilized for its meat, but of limited value due to its very small size (Ref.58048).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 09 February 2017 (A2d+3d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.10.95
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 26.02.20

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