SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=20) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Myliobatiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Dasyatis') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Dasyatinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Elasmobranchii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae Stingrays
Subfamily: Dasyatinae
Genus: Dasyatis

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Photo by Ziegler, P.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 187 cm TL
Dasyatis brevis (Garman, 1880)

Photo by Ziegler, P.E.
Dasyatis brevis
[Whiptail stingray]

Photo by Chater, S.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm WD
Dasyatis chrysonota (Smith, 1828)

Photo by Chater, S.
Dasyatis chrysonota
[Blue stingray]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 178 cm WD

Dasyatis gigantea
[Giant stumptail stingray]

Photo by Modder, T.

Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 8125
Max. Length 104 cm WD
Dasyatis hastata (DeKay, 1842)

Photo by Modder, T.
Dasyatis hastata

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm WD
Dasyatis hypostigma Santos & Carvalho, 2004

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
Dasyatis hypostigma

Photo by Clua, E.

Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Dasyatis marmorata (Steindachner, 1892)

Photo by Clua, E.
Dasyatis marmorata
[Marbled stingray]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

Dasyatis matsubarai
[Pitted stingray]
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Northwest Pacific

Dasyatis multispinosa
[Multispine giant stingray]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

North-eastern Atlantic Oc
Max. Length 64 cm WD
Dasyatis pastinaca (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
Dasyatis pastinaca
[Common stingray]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 400 cm TL
Dasyatis thetidis Ogilby, 1899

Photo by CSIRO
Dasyatis thetidis
[Thorntail stingray]

Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm WD
Dasyatis tortonesei Capapé, 1975

Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.
Dasyatis tortonesei
[Tortonese's stingray]

Photo by Krajangdara, T. & V. Sodop

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 202 cm WD
Dasyatis ushiei (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)

Photo by Krajangdara, T. & V. Sodop
Dasyatis ushiei
[Cow stingray]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dasyatis brevis Whiptail stingray Eastern Pacific 187 TL 1880
Dasyatis chrysonota Blue stingray Southeast Atlantic 75 WD 1828
Dasyatis gigantea Giant stumptail stingray Northwest Pacific 178 WD 1930
Dasyatis hastata Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 8125 104 WD 1842
Dasyatis hypostigma Southwest Atlantic 65 WD 2004
Dasyatis marmorata Marbled stingray Eastern Atlantic and Medi 60 TL 1892
Dasyatis matsubarai Pitted stingray Northwest Pacific 1939
Dasyatis multispinosa Multispine giant stingray Northwest Pacific 1959
Dasyatis pastinaca Common stingray North-eastern Atlantic Oc 64 WD 1758
Dasyatis thetidis Thorntail stingray Indo-West Pacific 400 TL 1899
Dasyatis tortonesei Tortonese's stingray Northeast Atlantic 80 WD 1975
Dasyatis ushiei Cow stingray Northwest Pacific 202 WD 1925

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