Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Dasyatidae
(Stingrays) > Dasyatinae
Etymology: parvonigra: Name from Latin 'parvus' for little and 'nigra' for black, refers to its resemblance to a larger Australian species Dasyatis thetidis. More on authors: Last & White.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 185 m (Ref. 114953). Tropical; 20°N - 20°S, 115°E - 128°E (Ref. 114953)
Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific: Philippines to north-western Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 35 - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 114953)
This demersal species lives offshore on continental shelf, probably occasionally shallower; caught incidentally in trawl and net fisheries; llfe history unknown (Ref. 114953). Maximum length for females of similar form, possibly up to 49.8 cm WD (Ref. 76959).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R. and W.T. White, 2008. Dasyatis parvonigra sp. Nov., a new species of stingray (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) from the tropical eastern Indian Ocean. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds.): Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22. (Ref. 76959)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.6 - 23, mean 21.5 °C (based on 8 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00280 - 0.01630), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (82 of 100) .