Urogymnus granulatus

(Macleay, 1883)

Mangrove whipray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Macleay, W. (1883)
Contribution to a knowledge of the fishes of New Guinea. No. III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, ser. 1, 7, 585–598

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Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis granulata, Dasyatis granulatus, Dasyatis ponapensis, Himantura granulata, Himantura ponapensis, Raia granulata, Raja granulata, Trygon granulata, Trygon ponapensis

Urogymnus granulatus

Himantura granulata
Holotype: AMS: I.9763;
Trygon granulata
Holotype: AMS: I.9763;
Trygon ponapensis
Holotype: BMNH: 1879.5.22.105

Description :

Citation: Urogymnus granulatus (Macleay, 1883): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Coachwhip ray, eng Macleay"s coachwhip ray, eng Macleays coachwhip ray, eng Mangrove ray, eng Mangrove stingray, eng Mangrove whip ray, eng Mangrove whipray, eng Whitetail stingray, eng Whitetail whipray

Short Description
Has white spots and a white tail.

Indo-West Pacific: probably widespread, but known from Maldives (Ref. 9181), Seychelles [20049], New Guinea, Micronesia, and the Santa Cruz and Solomon islands. First records: 2012: fish market in Bir Ali (14°01′ N, 48°20′ E), Gulf of Aden, Yemen, on 17 July 2009 and Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea) near Aqaba (29°31′ N, 35°00′ E), Jordan, on 27 April 2010 [16482]; Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

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]. Fully developed young, size at birth 28 cm (Ref. 37816) [2539]. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
141 cm WD (male/unsexed; [2539])

reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 85 m (Ref. 9840)

shark-references Species-ID=14661;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anthocephalum blairi Herzog & Jensen, 2018 [26806]
  • Anthocephalum gravisi Herzog & Jensen, 2018 [26806]
  • Anthocephalum haroldsoni Herzog & Jensen, 2018 [26806]
  • Anthocephalum mounseyi Herzog & Jensen, 2018 [26806]
  • Anthocephalum ruhnkei Herzog & Jensen, 2018 [26806]
  • Corollapex cairae Herzog & Jensen, 2017 [25262]
  • Corollapex tingoi Herzog & Jensen, 2017 [25262]
  • Polypocephalus sp. [23959]
  • Prochristianella clarkeae Beveridge, 1990 [17404]
  • Rhinebothrium himanturi Williams, 1964 [16952]
  • Rhinebothrium sp. [16952]