Hemitrygon longicauda (Last & White, 2013),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 53-54

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4411.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:255EE06E-3171-41F3-BB3D-E7D29537A292

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A62-FF9B-9BF6-F9015EF68BE8

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Plazi

scientific name

Hemitrygon longicauda (Last & White, 2013)
status

 

Hemitrygon longicauda (Last & White, 2013) 

Merauke Stingray

Dasyatis longicauda Last & White, 2013: 3  , Figs 1View FIGURE 1 –6. Holotype: MZB 21462View Materials. Type locality: Merauke , West Papua, Indonesia. 

Local synonymy: Dasyatis  fluviorum— Kailola, 1987: 28 (Port Romilly; Yule Island; Bootless Bay; Orangerie Bay; south of Ramu River mouth). Dasyatis longicauda  —Last et al., 2016a: 557 (southern New Guinea). Hemitrygon  longicauda— White et al., 2018: 226, figs ( PNG).

PNG voucher material: (15 spec.) CSIRO H 7798-01, female 140 mm DW, CSIRO H 7798-02, juvenile male 160 mm DW, CSIRO H 7798-03, juvenile male 140 mm DW, west of Oriomo River, Western Province, 9°4’26.04” S, 143°8’31.9” E, <1 m depth, 25 Oct. 2014; CSIRO H 8020-01, female 250 mm DW, east of Fly River mouth, Gulf of Papua, 8°34’22” S, 144°4’31” E, 9 m depth, 1 Apr. 2015; CSIRO H 8022-01, female 220 mm DW, CSIRO H 8022-02, female 290 mm DW, CSIRO H 8022-03, female 310 mm DW, east of Fly River mouth, Gulf of Papua, 8°13’6” S, 144°7’24” E, 7–10 m depth, 2 Apr. 2015; CSIRO H 8024-01, female 240 mm DW, southwest of Deception Bay, Gulf of Papua, 8°6’39” S, 144°25’45” E, 12–15 m depth, 3 Apr. 2015; KFRS E.645, juvenile male 120 mm DW, east of Fly River mouth, Gulf of Papua, 8°13’6” S, 144°7’24” E, 7–10 m depth, 2 Apr. 2015; KFRS E.685, female 140 mm DW, KFRS E.686, female 140 mm DW, KFRS E.687, female 160 mm DW, KFRS E.688, female 140 mm DW, west of Oriomo River, Western Province, 9°4’26.04” S, 143°8’31.9” E, <1 m depth, 25 Oct. 2014; KFRS E.798, female 258 mm DW, KFRS E.799, juvenile male 137 mm DW, no collection data [no label but probably previously registered specimens collected in the 1960s or 1970s].

Remarks: First recorded in PNG by Kailola (1987), but specimens in the KFRS collection identified as Dasyatis fluviorum  , now lost, which are most likely this species were collected in the mid-1960s. Common in very shallow waters in the Western, Gulf and Central Provinces. Previously placed in the genus Dasyatis  .

MZB

Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Dasyatidae

Genus

Hemitrygon

Loc

Hemitrygon longicauda (Last & White, 2013)

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

Dasyatis longicauda

Last & White 2013: 3
2013
Loc

Dasyatis longicauda

Last & White 2013
2013
Loc

Hemitrygon

Muller & Henle 1838
1838