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Taxonomy Name Himantura uarnak
Class Chondrichthyes
Genus Himantura
Family Dasyatidae
DOF Valid Name Pari rimau
Common Name Banded whiptail stingray, Coachwhip ray, Honeycomb ray, Honeycomb whipray, Longtail ray, Reticulated whipray, Whiptail ray, Whiptail stingray
Fish Base Name Honeycomb stingray
Local Name Pari batik, Pari beting, Pari bunga, Pari kelawar, Pari pasir, Pari tanjung
Original author (Forsskal, 1775)
Body Color White ventrally; tail marked with bands of black and white; snout sharply pointed; disc with narrowly rouded outer corner and tail long, slender and nearly three times body length when intact, with no caudal finfold; disc without thorns but band og flat denticles along midback (in adults).
Spesific Description Body depressed. Disc profile quadrangular; upper surface with fine dark spots and recticulations. Snout broadly triangular. Anterior margin of disc almost straight. Broad band of flat denticles on central disc with tow heart-shaped thorns. Midline of tail before sting without thorns. Tail long, whip-like, variably banded (often faint in adults) without skin fold on ventral surface of tail. [Note: H. uarnak are spotted as juveniles and variably spotted or recticulated as adults]. Source: Field Guide to Rays, Skates, and Chimaeras of The Southeast Asian Region. Ovoviviparous. Size born 28 cm. Dept range 20-50 m.

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