Sinobatis, Hulley, 1973

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 51

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Sinobatis  sp. 1

Papuan Legskate

Local synonymy: White et al., 2018: 220, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (1 spec.) NTUM 10326, female 196 mm TL, northwest of Maman Island , Madang Province, 4°0’ S, 144°54’ E, 800–860 m depth, 24 Dec. 2012.GoogleMaps 

Remarks: First record of this family and genus from PNG. Morphologically similar to Sinobatis bulbicauda Last & Séret, 2008  from northwestern Australia but differs in some characters and in structure of NADH2 gene (G. Naylor, unpubl. data); adult specimens required to confirm identity.