Common stingray

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Common stingray
Black sea fauna stingray 01.jpg
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Chondrichthyes
Subcless: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Faimily: Dasyatidae
Genus: Dasyatis
Species: D. pastinaca
Binomial name
Dasyatis pastinaca
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Cypron-Range Dasyatis pastinaca.svg
Range of the common stingray
Synonyms

Dasyatis ujo Rafinesque, 1810
Pastinaca laevis Gronow, 1854
Pastinaca olivacea Swainson, 1839
Raja pastinaca Linnaeus, 1758
Trygon vulgaris Risso, 1827

The common stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca) is a species o stingray in the faimily Dasyatidae, foond in the northeastren Atlantic Ocean an the Mediterranean an Black Seas. It teepically inhabits sandy or muddy habitats in coastal watters shallaeer than 60 m (200 ft), aften buryin itsel in sediment. Uisually measurin 45 cm (18 in) athort, the common stingray haes a diamond-shapit pectoral fin disc slichtly wider than lang, an a whip-like tail wi upper an lawer fin faulds. It can be identifee'd bi its plain coloration an maistly smooth skin, except for a row o tubercles alang the midline o the back in the lairgest indwallers.

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