First record of the marbled ray from Greece

Published on
13. April 2020

First record of the marbled ray, Dasyatis marmorata (Elasmobranchii: Dasyatidae), from Greece (central Aegean Sea)

Archontia Chatzispyrou, Chrysoula Gubili, Maria Laiaki, Danai Mantopoulou-Palouka, Stefanos Kavadas


Currently, seven dasyatid species have been described in the Mediterranean Sea: Bathytoshia lata, Dasyatis marmorata, Dasyatis pastinaca, Dasyatis tortonesei, Himantura uarnak, Pteroplatytrygon violacea and Taeniura grabata. Papaconstantinou (2014) listed four species of Dasyatidae occurring in Greece (P. violacea, D. pastinaca, D. tortonesei and D. centroura; the latter was a case of misidentification and it is currently identified as B. lata, according to genetic analysis). However, the marbled stingray (D. marmorata) was not amongst them. Here, the presence of D. marmorata was examined for the first time in Greece.

Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e51100, DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.8.e51100


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