Hypanus guttatus

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Longnose stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. (1801)
M.E. Blochii Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus ex illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit. J.G. Schneider, Saxo: 584 p., 110 pl.

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Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Amphotistius guttatus, Dasibatis tuberculata, Dasyatis guttata, Dasyatis guttatus, Dasyatis gymnura, Dasyatis tuberculata, Dasyatis tuberculatus, Dasybatus guttatus, Dasybatus tuberculatus, Raia tuberculata, Raja guttata, Raja tuberculata, Trygon gymnura, Trygon jabebara, Trygon osteosticta, Trygon tuberculata, Trygon (Trygon) tuberculatus

Hypanus guttatus

Dasyatis guttata
XXXX: No types known;
Raja tuberculata
XXXX: No types known;
Trygon gymnura
XXXX: No types known;
Trygon jabebara
XXXX: No types known;
Trygon osteosticta
Syntype: MNHN: 2620;

Description :

Citation: Hypanus guttatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Hypanus guttatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801); © Tiego Costa, Ocean Laboratory, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Common names
spa Hocicona, spa Raya, spa Raya blanca, spa Raya hocicona, spa Raya látigo del Golfo, spa Raya látigo hocicona, spa Raya máxima, spa Rayalatigo hocicona, fra \(T\) Pastenague longnez, eng Longnose Stingray, eng Stingray, por Arraia, por Arraia branca, por Arraia-bico-de-remo, por Arraia-bicuda, por Arraia-lixa, por Jabebiretê, por Jabiretê, por Raia, por Raia-branca, por Raia-lixa, por Raia-lixo

Short Description
Disc rhomboid. Blunt and close-set tubercles that clothe the midzone of disc. Snout in front of eyes about 1.4 times as long as distance between outer margins of orbits. Upper surface brown, sometimes yellowish or olivaceous. Lower surface pure or yellowish white, ventral tail fold and dorsal keel black [199].

Western Atlantic: southern Gulf of Mexico and West Indies to Santos, Brazil. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

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]. Inhabits shallow waters.

Size / Weight / Age
200 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3168))

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 36 m [2445]

shark-references Species-ID=14626;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Excorallana tricornis (Hansen, 1890) [19909]
  • Rocinela signata Schioedte & Meinert, 1879 [19909]