|Two Indo-Pacific fishes, Dasyatis uarnak and Upeneus moluccensis in the eastern Mediterranean|Ben-Tuvia, A. (1955). Two Indo-Pacific fishes, Dasyatis uarnak and Upeneus moluccensis in the eastern Mediterranean. Nature (Lond.) 176: 1177-1178. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/1761177b0
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During 1954, several specimens of Dasyatis uarnak (Forskål) were observed along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. They were caught by trawlers in depths of 15–40 fathoms. The captured fishes were usually big, with the disk often more than 100 cm. in diameter. One comparatively small specimen is preserved in the collection of the Sea Fisheries Research Station, Haifa. Its dimensions are : length of disk 440 mm., width of disk 470 mm., length of tail 1,215 mm.