Hypanus dipterurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
Diamond stingray
Hypanus dipterurus
photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Dasyatinae
Max. size:  122 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 355 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Peru. Reported from the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5530). Occurrence in British Columbia, Canada remains questionable (Ref. 6885). Not in Compagno's 1999 checklist (Ref. 35766).
Biology:  Inhabits sandy areas, often around rocks and kelp beds (Ref. 2850). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on crabs and mollusks (Ref. 4925); and worms (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449); litters of 1-4 pups and gestation period of approx. 3 months (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 02 February 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.05.17

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