Freshwater whipray

The Freshwater whipray lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater, brackish environment.

The freshwater whipray has a relatively thin, more or less oval-shaped pectoral fin disk and minute eyes. The snout is very broad with a projecting triangular tip. The mouth is small, with 4-7 papillae (2-4 large central and 1-4 small lateral) on the floor. More

The white-edge freshwater whipray (Himantura signifer) is a species of fish in the Dasyatidae family. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Freshwater Whipray and the Northern River Shark, both which grow to over two metres in length DNA Fingerprinting Separates Species Dr White said analysis of DNA sequences was one technique used to separate closely related species. More

Freshwater whipray The freshwater whipray, Himantura chaophraya, is a very large freshwater stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found in the Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins in Southeast Asia, eastern Borneo, New Guinea and northern Australia. More

Giant freshwater stingray or Freshwater whipray as its also known is the unofficial king of the Mega fish with a published weight of 600kg. Thats twice the weight of the largest ever Mekong giant catfish recorded. More

Freshwater whipray, Himantura chaophraya, in the Kinabatangan River in Malaysian Borneo. More

the freshwater whipray, Himantura chaophraya, in Malaysian Borneo. J Parasitol. 2006 Apr; 92(2):364-74. More

from the freshwater whipray, Himantura chaophraya, in Malaysian Borneo. - Healy CJ. More

freshwater whipray, Himantura chaophraya, in Malaysian Borneo. = Healy CJ. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3043, USA. Three new Rhinebothrium Linton, 1890 species, R. kinabatanganensis n. More

The giant freshwater whipray is a very large estuarine and freshwater species that can reach of maximum diameter of 230 cm. The giant freshwater whipray in our main aquarium came from Pelabuhan Ratu, west Java. More

Common names

Bleekgevlekte pijlstaartrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Pale-spot whip ray in English

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Dasyatidae
Genus : Himantura
Species : Himantura chaophraya
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