Taeniura lymma ( Forsskål, 1775 ),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 61-62

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

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scientific name

Taeniura lymma ( Forsskål, 1775 )
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Taeniura lymma ( Forsskål, 1775) 

Bluespotted Fantail Ray

Raja lymma Forsskål, 1775: 17  . No types known. Type locality: Al-Luhayya , Yemen, Red Sea. 

Local synonymy: Taeniura  lymma— Ogilby, 1888: 20 (southeastern New Guinea); Günther, 1910 (in part): 495 (Manus Island); Fowler, 1928: 25 (Port Moresby); Fowler, 1941: 401 (Port Moresby); Munro, 1958: 114 (New Guinea); Munro, 1967: 14, pl. 2, fig. 16 (New Guinea); Allen, 1998: 67 (Milne Bay); Allen et al., 2003: 112 (Milne Bay); Baine & Harasti, 2007: 93, fig. (Bootless Bay); Hamilton et al., 2009: 73 (northern Bismarck Archipelago); Drew et al., 2012: 5 (Bootless Bay); Fricke et al., 2014: 15, fig. 3 (Madang). Taeniura  lymna— Macleay, 1883a: 598 (New Guinea); Gochfeld, 1996: 43 (southern New Ireland); White et al., 2018: 260, figs (PNG). Discobatis marginipinnis Miklouho-Maclay & Macleay, 1886: 676  , Figs 7–15 (Manus Island). Taeniura  lymara— Filewood, 1973: 12 (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (13 spec.) BMNH 1974.5.25.1, female 245 mm DW, north end of Buriwadi Island, Trobriand Islands , 9 May 1970  ; CSIRO H 8100-02, male 151 mm DW, Motupore Island , Bootless Bay, 9°31'19" S, 147°17'2" E, <1 m depth, 15 Sept. 2016GoogleMaps  ; FMNH 120119, northwest tip of Motupore Island , Bootless Bay, 9°31'19" S, 147°17'4" EGoogleMaps  , 21 Jan. 2011; FMNH 120120, female ~ 200 mm DW, fringing reef around Lion Island , Bootless Bay, 9°32'12" S, 147°16'28" EGoogleMaps  , 21 Jan. 2011; KFRS E.527, juvenile male 148 mm TL, no collection data; KFRS E.611, juvenile male 140 mm DW, Bubuleta , Milne Bay, 10°21'9" S, 150°38'37" E, <1 m, 10 Mar. 2016GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.617, female 180 mm DW, Bubuleta , Milne Bay, 10°20'30" S, 150°39' E, <1 m, 11 Mar. 2016GoogleMaps  ; NTUM 10296, adult male 233 mm DW, Madang market, 12 Dec. 2012  ; USNM 39975View Materials, juvenile male 210 mm DW, Port Moresby,  ; USNM 206313View Materials, female 280 mm DW, north coast off Towai Pt, Kiriwina Island ( Labai ), Trobriand Islands , 8 Jun. 1970  ; USNM 206314View Materials, juvenile male 215 mm DW, Kuia Island, Trobriand Islands , Jun. 1970  ; USNM 222553, embryo 34 mm DW, USNM 222620View Materials, female 130 mm DW, east side of Daru wharf, Daru , Western Province, 10 Oct. 1975  .

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Ogilby (1888) from ‘southeastern New Guinea’. Previously thought to be widespread, but recent description of T. lessoni  (see above) suggests T. lymma  is replaced by T. lessoni  in at least New Ireland and New Britain; more research required to determine whether these two species co-occur in any areas.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Dasyatidae

Genus

Taeniura

Loc

Taeniura lymma ( Forsskål, 1775 )

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

Raja lymma Forsskål, 1775 : 17

Forsskål, 1775 : 17