Brevitrygon imbricata  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Bengal whipray
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Dasyatidae (Stingrays) > Urogymninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Mauritius to Indonesia. Also from Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Disc width equal to disc length; tail shorter than body; ventral surface of disc entirely white (Ref. 12693).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in inshore coastal waters (Ref. 30573). Typically found in estuarine habitats, but also reported from the Great Lake. The single record from the Great Lake may in fact refer to Dasyatis laosensis. Young and adults feed on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 12693). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 124). Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates (Ref. 68964). May grow to a maximum of 140 cm disc length in the sea (Ref. 43081). Juveniles may be present in mangroves (Ref. 43081).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures (Ref. 50449). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

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Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 43081)




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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