Tail spine characteristics of stingrays (order Myliobatiformes): a comment to Schwartz (2005).

 

Gilles Cuny1, Chantima Piyapong2.

 

1Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Email: Gilles@snm.ku.dk

2Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Mahasarakham , Khamrieng Campus, Mahasarakham, 44150, Thailand.

 

Abstract: Freshwater stingrays from Thailand Himantura chaophraya and H. cf. H. signifer show high total tail spine serration count, close to what can be found in marine species. It seems therefore that total tail spine serration cannot be used to infer stingray habitat.

 

Key words: Stingrays, tail spines, Himantura, Thailand.

 

 

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