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Hexatrygon bickelli  Heemstra & Smith, 1980

Sixgill stingray
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Elasmobranchi (squali e razze) (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Hexatrygonidae (Sixgill stingrays)
Etymology: Hexatrygon: Greek, exa = six + Greek, trygon = the name of a ray; 1749 (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino batidemersale; distribuzione batimetrica 350 - 1120 m (Ref. 9906), usually 362 - 1120 m (Ref. 9906).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 46°N - 37°S, 16°E - 154°W

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Indo-Pacific: South Africa eastward to Japan, Australia and the Hawaiian Islands.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 143 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 31444); 111.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 0. A bizarre-looking flabby stingray with a long, thick, fleshy snout (Ref. 5578). Dark violet-blue or brownish above, white below (Ref. 5578).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits soft bottoms of upper continental slopes (Ref. 9906). Feeding habits unknown (Ref. 9906). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018. Probably caught with bottom trawls (Ref. 9906). Maximum length of female from Ref. 84148.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra, 1986. Hexatrygonidae. p. 142-143. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3966)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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