Taeniura grabata (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)
Round stingray
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Neotrygoninae
Max. size:  250 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 84 kg
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 300 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands (Ref. 6808) and Mauritania to Angola, including Cape Verde. Also in the Mediterranean, from Tunisia to Egypt.
Biology:  A neritic, coastal species (Ref. 27000). Generally found on sand and rock-sand bottoms (Ref. 6808). Partially covered with sand or mud. Feeds on bottom-living fishes and crustaceans. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 September 2003 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.03.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.10.19
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 14.04.94

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