Himantura gerrardi (Gray, 1851), Gray, 1851

Straube, Nicolas, White, William T., Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Rochel, Elisabeth, Corrigan, Shannon, Li, Chenhong & Naylor, Gavin J. P., 2013, A DNA sequence-based identification checklist for Taiwanese chondrichthyans, Zootaxa 3752 (1), pp. 256-278: 274

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3752.1.16

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scientific name

Himantura gerrardi (Gray, 1851)
status

 

Himantura gerrardi (Gray, 1851)  

Type locality: India.

As in Neotrygon cf. kuhlii   , samples analysed in previous studies (Naylor et al., 2012 a, 2012 b) indicate cryptic diversity within this species. In those studies, the authors defined five sub-clusters within a species complex designated as Himantura cf. gerrardi   1 to 5. The three additional Taiwanese specimens analysed herein cluster with H. cf. gerrardi   5 (GN 7086) from Vietnam ( Figure 8). Since vouchered specimens are available from each of these sub-clusters, a detailed morphological taxonomic study is required to identify potential species-specific characters that may distinguish these sub-clusters from each other and help determine whether multiple species are involved.

Himantura astra   Australia Pacific Ocean GN 1593 Himantura cf. gerrardi   4 Madagascar Indian Ocean GN 2018 100 Himantura cf. gerrardi   3 Iran Indian Ocean GN 663 Himantura cf. gerrardi   2 Malaysia Pacific Ocean GN 3409

100

Himantura cf. gerrardi   2 Indonesia Pacific Ocean GN 4795

71.33

88 Himantura cf. gerrardi   2 Indonesia Pacific Ocean GN 4828 61.33 Himantura cf. gerrardi   2 Malaysia Pacific Ocean GN 3408

100

Himantura cf. gerrardi   2 Malaysia Pacific Ocean GN 2872 Himantura cf. gerrardi   1 Malaysia Pacific Ocean GN 2944

100 Himantura cf. gerrardi   1 Malaysia Pacific Ocean GN 3034

HimanturaHimantura gerrardigerrardi GN 9932 HO045

100 HimanturaHimantura gerrardigerrardi GN GN 10036 HO 149

66.67

Himantura cf. gerrardi   5 Vietnam Pacific Ocean GN 7086 83.33

HimanturaHimantura gerrardigerrardi GN 10064 HO 177

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