Dasyatis bennettii

Scientific Name:-
Dasyatis bennettii

Common Name:-
Bennett's / Frilltailed Stingray

Malayalam Name:-
Njori Valan Mullan Thirandi


Not evaluated in IUCN Redlist of species.


Disc large with pointed snout. Spiracle close behind and little larger than eye. Skin smooth in young, with age rough with pavement of scales and tubercles on middle of back and tail. Tail with serrated spine about first eighth its length, long as snout; narrow fold below about long as caudal spine; Pectorals form sub-rhomboid disc, length 2.3 in tail, very slightly longer than wide, front edge nearly straight, outer angles and hind edges broadly rounded. Body grayish above and tail darker.


Not recorded


Recorded from trawl bycatch of Kerala (Bijukumar and Deepthi, 2009).




Dasyatis benetti (Müller & Henle, 1841) (misspelling)
Dasyatis benneti (Müller & Henle, 1841) (misspelling)
Dasyatis bennetti (Müller & Henle, 1841) (misspelling)
Trygon bennettii Müller & Henle, 1841


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