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Hexatrygon bickelli Heemstra, &. Smith, 1980
SIXGILL STINGRAY
Hexatrygon sp

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Hexatrygon bickelli Heemstra & Smith , 1980

Sixgill stingray Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Hexatrygonidae (Sixgill stingrays)
Etymology: Hexatrygon: Greek, exa = six + Greek, trygon = the name of a ray; 1749 (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 350 - 1120 m (Ref. 9906 ), usually 362 - 1120 m (Ref. 9906 ).   Deep-water; 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 / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 143 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31444 ); 111.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0. A bizarre-looking flabby stingray with a long, thick, fleshy snout (Ref. 5578 ). Dark violet-blue or brownish above, white below (Ref. 5578 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. 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 Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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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. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 05 May 2015

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Updated: 2020-06-03 23:27:31 gmt
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