Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Dasyatidae
Etymology: Pastinachus: Latin, pastinaca = a sting ray (Ref. 45335); stellurostris: Name for Greek 'stella' for starry and Latin 'rostrum' for snout; referring to the characteristic star-shaped denticles on the snout. More on authors: Last, Fahmi & Naylor.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Indonesia. Known from West Kalimantan in the vicinity of the Kapuas River estuary and near Pemangkat. Possibly misidentified locally as another species of Pastinachus and may be more widely distributed in parts of Borneo, and even Sumatra, where the habitat is suitable. A juvenile male (MTUF P 30003), collected about 60 km upstream from the mouth of the Bang Pakong River in Thailand, may represent the first record of this species outside Borneo.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.8 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 84289)
This species probably prefers shallow, fresh or brackish water habitats (Ref. 84289).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., Fahmi and G.J.P. Naylor, 2010. Pastinachus stellurostris sp. nov., a new stingray (Elasmobranchii: Myliobatiformes) from Indonesian Borneo. pp. 129-140. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds.): Descriptions of new sharks and rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 32. (Ref. 84289)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00555 - 0.05444), b=3.03 (2.78 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (89 of 100) .