Taeniura lessoni Last, White & Naylor, 2016f,

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 61

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A6A-FF92-9BF6-FB53589E8E43

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scientific name

Taeniura lessoni Last, White & Naylor, 2016f
status

 

Taeniura lessoni Last, White & Naylor, 2016f 

Oceania Fantail Ray

Taeniura lessoni Last, White & Naylor, 2016f: 387  , Figs 8–12. Holotype: CSIRO H 7724-01. Type locality: Landoro Passage off Uepi Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands.

Local synonymy: Trygon halgani Lesson, 1829: 100  (Port Praslin [=Lambom], New Ireland). Taeniura lymma  — Müller & Henle, 1841: 171 (New Ireland); Günther, 1910 (in part): 495 (New Ireland); Munro, 1958: 114 (New Ireland). Taeniura lessoni  —Last et al., 2016f: 392 (Kokopo, East New Britain; Kavieng, New Ireland); Last et al., 2016a: 605 (PNG); White et al., 2018: 258, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (2 spec.) MNHN A 7994 (2 spec.), female 147 mm DW, male 148 mm DW, Port Praslin   , New Ireland, 1822-1825  .

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Lesson (1829) who described it as a new species, Trygon halgani  , based on material from Waigeo, Indonesia and Port Praslin [=Lambom], New Ireland. Since the illustration and description in Lesson (1829) highlights the blue stripes on the tail, which T. lessoni  lacks, T. halgani  is considered a junior synonym of T. lymma  . Underwater photographs from Kavieng district (New Ireland) and off Kokopo (East New Britain) confirm this species from PNG.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Dasyatidae

Genus

Taeniura

Loc

Taeniura lessoni Last, White & Naylor, 2016f

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

Taeniura lessoni Last, White & Naylor, 2016f : 387

White & Naylor, 2016f : 387