Definition of Dasyatidae
1. Noun. Sting rays.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Batoidei, Order Batoidei, Order Rajiformes, Rajiformes
Member holonyms: Stingray, Dasyatis, Genus Dasyatis, Genus Gymnura, Gymnura
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Literary usage of Dasyatidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTec (1992)
"Species of the family dasyatidae present the greatest danger, combining as they do large size, the habit of lying immobile on the seafloor covered with sand ..."
2. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"... dasyatidae STING RAYS Body flattened and disc shaped with elongate, whip-like tail with venomous spirit1. Spiracles large, adjacent and behind the eyes. ..."
3. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First by Daniel T. Potts, Hasan Al Naboodah, Peter Hellyer (2003)
"Other cartilaginous fishes recorded to date include sawfish (Pristidae), guitarfish (Rhinobatidae), stingrays (dasyatidae). and ..."
4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... 530 goby, 673* green-sided, loi*, 527* johnny, 528 least, 530 rainbow, 530 relation to perch, 521 sand, 528 dasyatidae, 212 tessellated, 527 Dasyatis, ..."
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