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Taeniurops grabata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Scientific Name: Taeniurops grabata (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Round Fantail Stingray
French Pastenague Africaine
Spanish Chupare Redondo
Synonym(s):
Taeniura grabata (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Trygon grabatus Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817
Taxonomic Source(s): Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P. and Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. 2016. A revised classification of the family Dasyatidae (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) based on new morphological and molecular insights. Zootaxa 4139(3): 345-368. http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4139.3.2.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2003-09-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Serena, F., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G. & Mancusi, C.
Reviewer(s): Cavanagh, R.D., Valenti, S.V. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)
Justification:
This demersal ray is reported from a wide range in the Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic and Red Sea in the western Indian Ocean. Very little is known of its biology. The Round Fantail Stingray (Taeniura grabata) is vulnerable to capture in demersal trawl and trammel net fisheries, although no specific information is currently available on its capture. At present insufficient information is available to assess the species beyond Data Deficient and this assessment should be revisited as soon as information becomes available.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Eastern central and southeast Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Western Indian Ocean: Mediterranean Sea (Serena 2005), eastern Atlantic southward from Cape Verde Island to Senegal and Angola (Whitehead et al. 1984) and the Indian Ocean (the Red Sea). The species is mostly known from the southern shores of the Mediterranean, with a single record from the northern Mediterranean (Tuscany: Serena et al. 1999), and one from Turkey (Basusta et al. 1998).

FAO Fisheries areas: 27, 34, 47, 51.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Algeria; Angola (Angola); Benin; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Congo; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt (Egypt (African part)); Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Eritrea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Italy (Italy (mainland)); Kenya; Liberia; Libya; Mozambique; Nigeria; Sao Tomé and Principe (Principe, Sâo Tomé); Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Tunisia; Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia); Yemen (North Yemen, South Yemen)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – eastern central; Indian Ocean – western; Mediterranean and Black Sea
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):100
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Population [top]

Population:No information is currently available regarding past or present abundance.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Benthic on soft bottoms, generally in shallow tropical or warm temperate waters, from shallow waters up to 100 m depth. Maximum size reported to be 100 cm disc width (DW) and 150 cm total length (TL) (Bauchot 1987, Serena 2005).
Systems:Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is vulnerable to capture in demersal trawl and trammel net fisheries, although no specific information is currently available on its capture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None in effect at this time. Research is required on abundance, range, population trends, life-history, threats and capture in fisheries.

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.4. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Sandy
suitability:Suitable  
9. Marine Neritic -> 9.5. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Sandy-Mud
suitability:Suitable  
9. Marine Neritic -> 9.6. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Muddy
suitability:Suitable  
10. Marine Oceanic -> 10.1. Marine Oceanic - Epipelagic (0-200m)
suitability:Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.4. Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources -> 5.4.3. Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest]
♦ timing:Ongoing ♦ scope:Unknown ♦ severity:Unknown ⇒ Impact score:Unknown 
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

5. Biological resource use -> 5.4. Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources -> 5.4.4. Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest]
♦ timing:Ongoing ♦ scope:Unknown ♦ severity:Unknown ⇒ Impact score:Unknown 
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Basusta, N., Erdem, Ü. and Kumlu, M. 1998. Two new fish records for the Turkish seas: round stingray Taeniura grabata and skate stingray Himantura uarnak (Dasyatidae). Israel Journal of Zoology 44: 65-66.

Bethoux, J.P., Gentili, B., Raunet, J. and Tailliez, D. 1990. Warming trend in the western Mediterranean deep water. Nature 347: 660-662.

FAO/GFCM. 2005. Report of the seventh session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Rome, 19-22 October 2004. Rapport de la septième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Rome, 19-22 Octobre 2004. FAO Fisheries Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches. No. 763. FAO/General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée, Rome.

IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).

Riera, F., Grau, A.M., Pastor, E. and Pou, S. 1995.. Faunistical and demographical observations in Balearic ichthyofauna. In: La Méditerranée: variabilité climatique, environnement et biodiversité., pp. 213-220.. Actes Coll. Sci. Okeanos,, Montplellier:.

Serena, F., Silvestri, R. and Voliani, A. 1999. Incidental capture of Taeniura grabata (E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817), Chondrichthyes, Dasyatidae). Biologia Marina Mediterranea 6(1): 617-618.

Tortonese, E. 1956. Fauna d’Italia: Leptocardia, Ciclostomata, Selachii. Calderini, Bologna.

Vacchi, M. and Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2000. I pesci cartilaginei nei mari italiani, una risorsa che richiede urgenti misure di tutela. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 7((1):): 296-311.

Whitehead, P.J.P., Bauchot, M.-L., Hureau, J. and Tortonese E. 1984. Fishes of the Northeastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Vol. I. UNESCO, Paris.


Citation: Serena, F., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G. & Mancusi, C. 2009. Taeniurops grabata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161513A5440298. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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