Dasyatis tortonesei Capapé, 1975
Tortonese's stingray
photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  80 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 100 - 200 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: known only from the Mediterranean. Validity of this species questioned in Compagno's 1999 checklist (Ref. 35766).
Biology:  Found over sandy and muddy bottoms. Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates and fishes. Ovoviviparous, gestation about 4 months and about 6 to 9 young are produced.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 14.04.94
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 11.02.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 05.05.94

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