Dasyatis hypostigma Santos & Carvalho, 2004
Dasyatis hypostigma
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  65 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine; depth range 5 - 80 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil and argentina (Ref. 75710).
Biology:  Usually found in sandy bottoms. Mobile invertebrate feeder, feed primarily on benthic mobile invertebrates, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and worms associated with hard or nearby unconsolidated substrate (Ref. 103985).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 July 2019 (A2bcd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality, Paranagu√°, Paran√°, 70-80 m, MCP 35005 (holotype of Dasyatis hypostigma) (Ref. 56787). Also Ref. 103985.

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.05.07
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.09.15

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