Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp 219–221

First Record of a Pregnant Female of Dasyatis hypostigma, with Description of the Embryos

  • Letícia Ribeiro
  • Gonçalves Rodrigues
  • Gustavo Wilson Nunan
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10641-006-0007-3

Cite this article as:
Ribeiro, L., Rodrigues, G. & Nunan, G.W. Environ Biol Fish (2006) 75: 219. doi:10.1007/s10641-006-0007-3

Synopsis

We report the first pregnant female of the recently described stingray, Dasyatis hypostigma Santos & Carvalho 2004, from southeastern Brazil. This report confirms the aplacental viviparous mode of reproduction with trophonemata of the species and gives a brief account of the embryos.

Keywords

ElasmobranchiiDasyatidaestingrayreproductionsoutheastern Brazil

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Letícia Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Gonçalves Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Gustavo Wilson Nunan
    • 1
  1. 1.Setor de Ictiologia, Departamento de VertebradosMuseu Nacional – Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro – RJBrazil