Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 65

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scientific name

Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823)
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Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823) 

Spotted Eagle Ray

Myliobatus ocellatus Kuhl in van Hasselt, 1823: 316  . No original types designated; Neotype: MZB 18225View Materials; neotype designation by White et al. (2010). Type locality: Java, Indonesia  .

Local synonymy: Myliobatis punctatus Miklouho-Maclay & Macleay, 1886: 675  , pl. 46 (figs 1-6) (Hermit Islands; Admiralty Islands). Aetobatus  punctatus— Munro, 1958: 114 (Haidana Island; Waterfall Bay, New Britain). Aetobatus  ocellatus— Munro, 1967: 16, pl. 2, fig. 21 (New Guinea); White et al., 2018: 280, figs (PNG). Aetobatus  narinari— Filewood, 1973: 14 (PNG); Haines, 1979a: 6 (Purari Delta); Allen et al., 2003: 112 (Milne Bay); Hamilton et al., 2009: 73 (northern Bismarck Archipelago); Drew et al., 2012: 5 (Bootless Bay). Aetobatis  narinari— Gochfeld, 1996: 43 (southern New Ireland).

PNG voucher material: (3 spec.) FMNH 120552, female ~ 350 mm DW, boat jetty at Tahira, Bootless Bay , Port Moresby, 9°30’26” S, 147°17’12” EGoogleMaps  , 18 Jan. 2011; KFRS E.684, male 880 mm DW, Daru fish market, Daru , Western Province, 23 Oct. 2014  ; NMV A 15817 (stuffed), 545 mm DW, no collection data.

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Miklouho-Maclay & Macleay (1886) who described it as a new species, Myliobatis punctatus  , from the Hermit and Admiralty Islands. Previously considered synonymise with Aetobatus narinari ( Euphrasen, 1790)  but the latter species restricted to the Atlantic Ocean. Previously placed in the family Myliobatidae  .

MZB

Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Myliobatidae

Genus

Aetobatus

Loc

Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823)

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred 2018
2018
Loc

Myliobatis punctatus

Miklouho-Maclay & Macleay 1886: 675
1886
Loc

Myliobatus ocellatus

Kuhl in van Hasselt 1823: 316
1823
Loc

Aetobatus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Aetobatus

Blainville 1816
1816
Loc

Aetobatus

Blainville 1816
1816