|Scientific Name:||Dasyatis multispinosa|
|Species Authority:||(Tokarev, 1959)|
Urolophoides multispinosus Tokarev, 1959
|Taxonomic Notes:||Some authors, including Nishida and Nakaya (1990) have considered this species a synonym of Dasyatis matsubarai.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Valenti, S.V. & Fowler, S.L.|
Some authors have considered this very poorly known stingray a synonym of Dasyatis matsubarai. As such this species is currently assessed as Data Deficient. Further investigation is required on taxonomy, range, habitat, biology, threats and exploitation.
|Range Description:||The Multispine Giant Stingray occurs off the Pacific coast of Japan and in the Sea of Japan.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – northwest
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|Population:||There is no information available on population size or trends for this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Virtually no information is currently available for specific habitat requirements for this stingray.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Unknown|
Potential bycatch of bottom trawl fisheries, however no specific information is currently available.
None in place. Research is required on taxonomy, range, habitat, biology, threats and exploitation.
|Citation:||Ishihara, H. 2009. Dasyatis multispinosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T165300A6002163. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T165300A6002163.en . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.|
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