Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Myliobatiformes  
 Family Dasyatidae  
 Genus Telatrygon  
  Telatrygon zugei  (Müller & Henle, 1841) 
Provider: FishDB 
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Synonyms:Amphotistius zugeiDasyatis cheniDasyatis zugeiTrygon crozieriTrygon zugei  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)
Character: Disc subquadrangular, anterior margins concave, outer margins convex. Snout much produced, 1.64 to 1.7 in head. Eyes small, 5 to 6 in snout. Spiracles larger than eyes, close behind it. Rostral ridges rather broad, narrowly separated anteriorly, widely diverging posteriorly. Mouth waved, without papillae. Teeth sharp, cusps low or obsolete. Gill openings equidistant. Nostrils small, anterior nasal valves forming rectangular flap joined to upper jaw by narrow frenum. Skin smooth, a row of flattened tubercles extending from base of tail to caudal spine. Caudal spines inserted at posterior first third of tail. No dorsal fin. Tail nearly 1.5 the bodym with a short low fold above, behind the spine, and a longer deeper one below. Ventrals subtriangular, angles blunted. Specimen in formalin brown above. Tail with dorsal and anal cutaneous folds dusky brown. Whitish below. 
Habitat: Common in estuaries. Feed on bottom-dwelling organisms. Ovoviviparous. 
Distribution: Pinang, China, India, Japan, East Indies, Burma, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Cochinchina, Taiwan. 
Name Code: 447753
  IUCN Red List:VU A2cd     Marine     
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