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  Common names: chupare (English), stingray (English), whip-ray (English), raya (Espanol), chupare (Espanol), raya coluda (Espanol)
Himantura pacifica (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1941)

Pacific whiptail stingray,     Pacific chupare,     Pacific whipray,     Pacific stingray

Disc rounded, wider than long , with small, somewhat pointed, protuberance at snout tip;  "wings" of disc rounded; tail with 2 long spines,  without keel or fold on upper surface and with a low keel, on lower surface; upper surface of disc and base of tail covered with coarse denticles; a pair of large tubercles on shoulders.

Dark purplish brown to black on upper surface, pale underside.

Size: width of disc to 62 cm and maximum TL of 157 cm.

Inhabits silty or muddy bottoms.

Depth: to 30 m.

Central Mexico to Colombia


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