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  Common names: stingray (English), raya-látigo (Espanol)
 
Dasyatis longus (Garman, 1880)


Longtail stingray


Disc oval, broader than long; front-side margins of disc nearly straight; snout bluntly angular, but not protruding; tail very long and slender, more than twice length of disc; tail fin absent, but fin folds above and below tail, that below is lower and longer; a central row of blunt thorns extending from head to shoulder girdle, two additional thorns much farther back and 1-2 thorns on each shoulder, skin otherwise smooth.


Generally dark brown to nearly blackish without distinctive marks.

Size: attains a TL of at least 257 cm (disc width 117 cm).

Inhabits sand-mud bottoms, common in estuaries.

Depth: to at least 100 m.

Southern Baja and the SW and central eastern Gulf of California to Ecuador, the Revillagigedos, Galapagos and Malpelo.   

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