Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Dasyatidae
Etymology: Dasyatis: Greek, dasys = rough, dense (Ref. 45335); acutirostra: Name from Latin 'acuti' for acute and 'rostra' for snout (Ref. 35022).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 53 - 142 m (Ref. 58018). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 35022)
Northwest Pacific: off the coast of southern Japan and the East China Sea (Ref. 7445). Range extension reported from the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador (Ref. 74597).
Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
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).
Nishida, K. and K. Nakaya, 1990. Taxonomy of the genus Dasyatis (Elasmobranchia, Dasyatidae) from the North Pacific. NOAA Tech. Rept. NMFS 90:327-346. (Ref. 7445)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00522 - 0.02900), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fecundity<100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (90 of 100) .