Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Elasmobranchii > Subclass Neoselachii > Infraclass Batoidea > Order Rajiformes > Family Dasyatidae > Genus Pteroplatytrygon

Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PteroplatytrygonFowler, 1910accepted genus name

Species group names

Dasyatis violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English-United States: Pelagic Stingray sources: english PESI focal point
 Polish: ogończa fioletowa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: хвостокол пелагический sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: raya látigo obispo; raya látigo violeta; raya violácea sources: Nelson, J.S.; Crossman, E.J.; Espinosa-Pérez, H.; Findley, L.T.; Gilbert, C.R.; Lea, R.N.; Williams, J.D. (2004). Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico Special Publication. American Fisheries Society, 29 American Fisheries Society: Bethesda. ISBN 1-888569-61-1. 386 + CD-Rom pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: iğneli vatoz; İğneli vatoz; mavi rina balığı; rina sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Turkish PESI focal point
 Ukrainian: Морський-кіт пелагічний


basis of record

Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott. 1988. Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 219. 731 p.

additional source

Anon. (2000). FishBase 2000 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 4 cd-roms pp.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

McEachran, J. D. 2009. Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012





External Links

GenBank (7 nucleotides; 6 proteins)
Barcode of Life (5 barcodes)


Bailly, N. (2014). Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158540




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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