Dasyatis tortonesei

Capapé, 1975

Tortonese's stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Capapé, C. (1975)
Sélaciens nouveaux et rares le long des côtes tunisiennes. Premières observations biologiques. Archives de l'Institut Pasteur de Tunis, 52(1–2), 107–128

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis cf. tortonesei, Dasyatis tortonesi

Dasyatis tortonesei
Holotype: MNHN: 1977-0107;

Description :

Citation: Dasyatis tortonesei Capapé, 1975: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2022

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Common names
spa Rayalátigo de Tortonese, fra \(T\) Pastenague de Tortonese, eng Tortonese"s stingray, ita Pastinaca di Tortonese

Northeast Atlantic: known only from the Mediterranean. Validity of this species questioned in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529]. Source: www.gbif.org

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found over sandy and muddy bottoms. Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates and fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
80.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [17689])

demersal; marine; depth range 100 - 200 m (Ref. 51024)

shark-references Species-ID=1909;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Heterocotyle capapei Neifar, Euzet & Hassine, 2000 [7372]
  • Thaumatocotyle tunisiensis Neifar, Euzet & Hassine, 2000 [7372]

  • Dollfusiella aculeata Beveridge, Neifar & Euzel, 2004 [16112] [7390]
  • Parachristianella dollfusi Schaeffner & Marques, 2018 [16112] [7390]
  • Prochristianella papillifer (Poyarkoff, 1909) Dollfus, 1957 [16112] [7390]
  • Progrillotia dasyatidis Beveridge, Neifar & Euzet, 2004 [16211] [16112]