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Sting Ray (DASYATIS PASTINACA)

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RAY, STING / DASYATIS PASTINACA
6 12 18.60 41.0 St Osyth England 180580 J. Popplewell
8 16 37.10 81.13 Arcachon France 140501 E. Peltriaux
10 20 120.00 264.9 Puerto Rico Canary Is 220188 M. Bartels
15 30 72.00 158.12 Puerto Rico Canary Is 280784 M. Bartels
24 50 78.00 171.15 Puerto Rico Canary Is 050387 M. Bartels
37 80 105.00 231.8 Gran Canaria Canary Is 231007 M. Bartels
AT AT 120.00 264.9 Puerto Rico Canary Is 220188 M. Bartels
SH SH 105.00 231.8 Gran Canaria Canary Is 231007 M. Bartels

The Sting Ray (DASYATIS PASTINACA)

is found throughout the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

The Sting Ray feeds on bottom-living invertebrates and fishes. These rays are f ound over sandy and muddy bottoms, sometimes in estuaries and near rocky reefs.They are ovoviviparous, the gestation period being about 4 months and 4-7 young are produced. Wings marketed smoked, dried-salted, and also used for fishmeal and oil.

They are found in subtropical regions between 61°N - 35°S, 19°W - 42°E.

sting ray (DASYATIS PASTINACA)

The Sting Ray is harmful to shellfish banks; dangerous to bathers and fishers due to its poisonous spine. This barbed poison spine is a modified denticle that can be 35cm long, shed occasionally and replaced. The Sting Ray feeds on bottom fishes, crustaceans and mollusks.

The maximum size for a Common Sting Ray is 57.0 cm WD. Its resilience is low and the minimum population doubling time is 4.5 - 14 years.

 

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