Length-weight relationship of stingrays in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia



Length-weight relationships of three sympatric species of stingrays from a coastal mudflat, Malaysia were estimated. A total of 290 individuals (150 Himantura walga, 78 Dasyatis bennetti, and 57 Dasyatis zugei) were sampled using barrier net, gill net and beam trawl. The length-weight relationship based on disc length and width generally showed positive allometric growth (b > 3) for all species. This study reports the first findings regarding the length-weight relationships of these stingray species in Malaysian waters.