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say, Raja Lesueur [C. A.] 1817:42 [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia v. 1 (pt 1, no. 3) (1 July); ref. 17511] Egg Harbor, New Jersey, U.S.A. No types known. The spelling say is the correct original spelling. Species name spelled sayi by Müller & Henle 1841:166 [ref. 3069]. ICZN Case 3410 needs investigation. •Valid as Dasyatis sayi or say (Lesueur 1817), the latter correct -- (Robins & Ray 1986:41 [ref. 23100], Snelson et al. 1989 [ref. 13789], Nishida 1990:92 [ref. 19783], Boschung 1992:27 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:199 [ref. 23827], Castro-Aguirre & Espinosa Pérez 1996:43 [ref. 22793], Murdy et al. 1997:48 [ref. 23144], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:1790 [ref. 23897], Compagno 1999:496 [ref. 25589], Gomes et al. 2000:514 [ref. 24451], Menni & Stehmann 2000:91 [ref. 24909], Rosenberger 2001:615 [ref. 25447], Camargo & Isaac 2001:144 [ref. 27639] as sayi, Gomes & Gadig in Menezes et al. 2003:30 [ref. 27192] as sayi, McEachran & Carvalho 2003:570 [ref. 26985], Nelson et al. 2004:56 [ref. 27807], Santos et al. 2004:2 [ref. 27848], Santos & Carvalho 2004:14 [ref. 28040], Page et al. 2013:57 [ref. 32708], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:130 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:133 [ref. 34211], Nión et al. 2016:23 [ref. 35565] as sayi). •Valid as Hypanus say (Lesueur 1817) -- (Last et al. 2016:356 [ref. 34581], Last et al. 2016:572 [ref. 35010], Ehemann et al. 2018:26 [ref. 36194]). Current status: Valid as Hypanus say (Lesueur 1817). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (U.S.A.) south to Brazil. Habitat: brackish, marine.