brown stingray

Scientific name Bathytoshia lata
Descriptor Garman
Year of description 1880
IUCN category VU
Family Dasyatidae
Genus Bathytoshia
Bathytoshia lata Bathytoshia lata


Bathytoshia lata, commonly known as brown stingray, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    120 cm
  • Maximum size
    260 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
  • Average size
    120 cm
  • Maximum size
    260 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape

How to recognize the brown stingray ?

The brown stingray measures between 120 and 260 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly marron and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The brown stingray is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the brown stingray is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The brown stingray is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    15 - 22 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 800 m

Biotope presentation

The brown stingray is most often found at a depth between 1m and 800m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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