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Dasyatis lata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA CHONDRICHTHYES RAJIFORMES DASYATIDAE

Scientific Name: Dasyatis lata
Species Authority: (Garman, 1880)
Common Name/s:
English Brown Stingray
Synonym/s:
Trygon lata Garman, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: Originally described by Garman (1880) from Hawaii and also confirmed by Fowler (1941). Teng reported this species from Taiwan (1962). The record from Taiwan may be a different species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-07-08
Assessor/s: Ebert, D.A., Vidthayanon, D.A. & Samiengo, B.
Reviewer/s: Valenti, S.V. & Simpfendorfer, C. (Shark Red List Authority)
Justification:
The Brown Stingray (Dasyatis lata) was originally described from Hawaii and also reported from Taiwan, Province of China, however this record requires confirmation. There are no known current threats and no information to suggest population declines. The fisheries operating off Hawaii are mainly pelagic, targeting tuna. In the absence of information to suggest significant threats or population declines this species is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: North Pacific Ocean: reported only from Hawaii and Taiwan, Province of China (Nishida and Nakaya 1990, Cartamil et al. 2002). The record from Taiwan, Province of China requires confirmation.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest
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Population [top]

Population: Common in nearshore waters of Hawaii (Cartamil et al. 2002).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A demersal species found in nearshore waters on sand or mud bottoms and sometimes near coral reefs (Michael 1993). Reaches a maximum size of at least 100 cm disc width (DW) (Michael 1993).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known threats. Fisheries off Hawaii are mainly pelagic, targeting tuna (D. Ebert pers. obs. 2007).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are several marine protected areas (MPAs) within this species’ range (Wood 2007).
Citation: Ebert, D.A., Vidthayanon, D.A. & Samiengo, B. 2009. Dasyatis lata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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