IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Data Deficient Red List Criteria Version
Fahmi & White, W. Reviewer/s
Valenti, S.V. & SÃ©ret, B. (Shark Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
Bluespotted Stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii
) is reported throughout a wide range from the western Indian Ocean to the eastern Pacific, but may be a complex of more than five species. Investigation is vital to resolve the taxonomic issues associated with this species complex and it is not possible to assess it beyond Data Deficient at present. The Bluespotted Stingray is taken as utilized bycatch of bottom trawl, trammel net and fish trap fisheries in many parts of its range. It is relatively common and possibly more resilient than some of the other larger ray species in parts of its known range, for example Indonesia. It is also exhibited in some public aquariums, but does not constitute a major species in aquarium trade. Further work is required to identify the species involved and make full assessments of their status.