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Sharpnose Stingray
Daacu u0
Information
Range Southern Japan and East China Sea
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Myliobatiformes
Family Dasyatidae
Genus Dasyatis
Species Dasyatis Acutirostra
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The sharpnose stingray (Dasyatis acutirostra) is a little-known species of stingray in the familyDasyatidae, found off southern Japan and in the East China Sea. With a rounded pectoral fin disc and a long, projecting snout, D. acutirostra resembles (and was historically confused with) the smaller pale-edged stingray (D. zugei). A number of characteristics differentiate this species from D. zugei, including larger eyes and the absence of a dorsal fin fold on the tail. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed this species as Near Threatened

, as its restricted distribution renders it vulnerable to increases in fishing pressure.
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