The Pelagic Stingray

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The Pelagic Stingray (Pteroplatytrygon violacea) is a species of stingray  in the family Dasyatidae, and the sole member of its genus.

The adult specimens can reach 160 cm in length (including the tail) and 80 cm in width. It is characterized by a very tapered discoidal body with large pectoral fins. The eyes, unlike of the other stingrays, are not protruding.

Distributed in temperate and subtropical waters around the world; you discover it all over the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a pelagic habitat, off the continental shelf and far from the seabed.

 

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Questo articolo è stato scritto il / This article was written on 08/02/2019
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