Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 52-53

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/735C87F1-8A65-FF9A-9BF6-F8455B838C2E

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Plazi

scientific name

Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)
status

 

Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886) 

Australian Butterfly Ray

Pteroplatea australis Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886: 575  . Holotype: AMS A.9357. Type locality: Cape Hawke, New South Wales, Australia.

Local synonymy: Gymnura  tentaculata— Filewood, 1973:11 (PNG). Aetoplatea  tentaculata— Kailola, 1987: 31 (Gulf of Papua; Yule Island). Gymnura  australis— Last & Stevens, 2009: 464 (New Guinea); Yokota et al., 2016: 513 (New Guinea); White et al., 2018: 224, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (28 spec.) CSIRO H 7617-01, female 230 mm DW, southwest of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’3.6” S, 145°37’52.2” E, 16 m depth, 15 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7806-01, adult male 430 mm DW, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°9’ S, 145°58’37.8” E, 18 m depth, 15 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7815-01, female 580 mm DW, south of Deception Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°0’58” S, 144°36’7” E, 22 m depth, 29 Nov. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7816-01, female 260 mm DW, south of Deception Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°1’54” S, 144°38’58” E, 22–23 m depth, 30 Nov. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 8005-01, juvenile male 280 mm DW, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°12’37.38” S, 146°3’31.32” E, 15–18 m depth, 24 Aug. 2015GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 8008-01, juvenile male 270 mm DW, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°9’43.44” S, 145°59’30.12” E, 18–19 m depth, 25 Aug. 2015GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.286 (3 spec.), embryos 92– 94 mm DW, Yule Island , Central Province, Mar. 1966  ; KFRS E.381, adult male 369 mm TL, Yule Island , Central Province, 1 Dec. 1969  ; KFRS E.532 (4 spec.), 3 females 261–342 mm DW, 1 juvenile male 247 mm DW, no collection data [possibly part of lot KFRS E.110, 5 spec., Yule Island , Jun. 1964]  ; KFRS E.603, juvenile male 240 mm DW, west of Avirara , Gulf of Papua, 8°19’30.24” S, 146°12’2.16” E, 10–11 m depth, 26 Aug. 2015GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.632, adult male 360 mm DW, west of Avirara , Gulf of Papua, 8°18’57.54” S, 146°12’4.2” E, 8–10 m depth, 26 Aug. 2015GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E. 635, 440 mm DW, west of Avirara , Gulf of Papua, 8°19’44.22” S, 146°13’39.18” E, 10–11 m depth, 25 Aug. 2015GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.636, female 320 mm DW, west of Avirara , Gulf of Papua, 8°17’34.08” S, 146°10’34.92” E, 10–12 m depth, 25 Aug. 2015GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.673, juvenile male 260 mm DW, south of Deception Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°1’54” S, 144°38’58” E, 22–23 m depth, 30 Nov. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.691, female 250 mm DW, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°2’55.8” S, 145°44’57” E, 14–16 m depth, 19 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.708, juvenile male 280 mm DW, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°5’24.6” S, 145°51’7.2” E, 13 m depth, 22 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.726, juvenile male 250 mm DW, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°5’11.4” S, 145°47’10.8” E, 20 m depth, 11 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.727, male 320 mm DW, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°4’33” S, 145°47’18” E, 16–19 m depth, 7 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.735, adult male 460 mm DW, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°9’ S, 145°58’37.8” E, 18 m depth, 15 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.805, KFRS E.806, KFRS E.807, late-term embryos from 720 mm DW female, southwest of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°5’28” S, 145°37’31” E, 18–23 m depth, 7 Apr. 2015GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.808, female 609 mm DW, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°9’0” S, 145°58’37.8” E, 18 m depth, 15 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  .

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973) as Gymnura tentaculata  . Very common in the bycatch of the Gulf of Papua prawn trawl fishery; also observed in catches of the trap fishery at Wewak on the north coast during recent surveys.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Dasyatidae

Genus

Gymnura

Loc

Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

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

Pteroplatea australis

Ramsay & Ogilby 1886: 575
1886
Loc

Aetoplatea

Valenciennes in Muller & Henle 1841
1841
Loc

Gymnura

van Hasselt 1823
1823
Loc

Gymnura

van Hasselt 1823
1823