Hemitrygon parvonigra (Last & White, 2008)
Dwarf black stingray
Hemitrygon parvonigra
photo by Krajangdara, T. & S. Rodpradit

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  51 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine; depth range 60 - 185 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific: Philippines to north-western Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 February 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.07.08
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.06.17

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