Pateobatis bleekeri (Blyth, 1860)
Bleeker's whipray
photo by Fosset, A.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Urogymninae
Max. size:  84 cm WD (male/unsexed); 112 cm WD (female); max.weight: 21 kg; max.weight: 45 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine; depth range - 30 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Northern Indian Ocean: Pakistan to Myanmar (but range needs refinement).
Biology:  Enters estuaries (Ref. 4832). Found mainly on muddy bottoms to at least 40 m depth. Most likely to feed on small crustaceans (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates (Ref. 68964).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.05.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.09.20
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.10.14

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