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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae Stingrays
Subfamily: Hypolophinae
Genus: Pastinachus

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm WD
Pastinachus ater (Macleay, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T. & M. Sumontha
 
Pastinachus ater
[Broad cowtail ray]
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Max. Length 83 cm WD

 
Pastinachus gracilicaudus
[Narrowtail stingray]



Northern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 183 cm WD
Pastinachus sephen (Forsskål, 1775)

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Pastinachus sephen
[Cowtail stingray]
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Max. Length 45 cm WD

 
Pastinachus solocirostris
[Roughnose stingray]



Asia
Max. Length 42.8 cm WD
Pastinachus stellurostris Last, Fahmi & Naylor, 2010

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Pastinachus stellurostris
[Starrynose stingray]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pastinachus ater Broad cowtail ray Indo-West Pacific 200 WD 1883
Pastinachus gracilicaudus Narrowtail stingray Western Pacific 83 WD 2010
Pastinachus sephen Cowtail stingray Northern Indian Ocean 183 WD 1775
Pastinachus solocirostris Roughnose stingray Western Pacific 45 WD 2005
Pastinachus stellurostris Starrynose stingray Asia 42.8 WD 2010



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