Maculabatis pastinacoides (Bleeker, 1852)
Round whip ray
Maculabatis pastinacoides
photo by Krajangdara, T., M. Sumontha & V. Sodop

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Urogymninae
Max. size:  80 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Malay Archipelago including Borneo, Java and Sumatra.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Demersal, inshore on continental shelves, frequently in coastal embayments near large river mouths (Ref.58048). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Regionally common by-catch of bottom trawl and beach seine fisheries off southern Borneo. Utilized for its meat, skin and cartilage (Ref.58048).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 20 May 2020 (A2d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.10.00
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 25.07.17

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