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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae Stingrays
Subfamily: Dasyatinae
Genus: Hypanus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm WD
Hypanus americanus (Hildebrand & Schroeder, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hypanus americanus
[Southern stingray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 122 cm WD
Hypanus dipterurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Hypanus dipterurus
[Diamond stingray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm WD
Hypanus guttatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Bornatowski, H.
 
Hypanus guttatus
[Longnose stingray]



Eastern Central Pacfic
Max. Length 260 cm TL
Hypanus longus (Garman, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hypanus longus
[Longtail stingray]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm WD
Hypanus marianae (Gomes, Rosa & Gadig, 2000)

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Hypanus marianae
[Brazilian large-eyed stingray]



Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 320 cm TL
Hypanus rudis (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Hypanus rudis
[Smalltooth stingray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm WD
Hypanus sabinus (Lesueur, 1824)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Hypanus sabinus
[Atlantic stingray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm WD
Hypanus say (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Hypanus say
[Bluntnose stingray]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypanus americanus Southern stingray Western Atlantic 200 WD 1928
Hypanus dipterurus Diamond stingray Eastern Pacific 122 WD 1880
Hypanus guttatus Longnose stingray Western Atlantic 200 WD 1801
Hypanus longus Longtail stingray Eastern Central Pacfic 260 TL 1880
Hypanus marianae Brazilian large-eyed stingray Southwest Atlantic 40 WD 2000
Hypanus rudis Smalltooth stingray Eastern Atlantic Ocean 320 TL 1870
Hypanus sabinus Atlantic stingray Western Atlantic 61 WD 1824
Hypanus say Bluntnose stingray Western Atlantic 100 WD 1817



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013