Neotrygon australiae Last, White & Serét, 2016h,

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 57-58

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A6E-FF97-9BF6-F8E659B388B5

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scientific name

Neotrygon australiae Last, White & Serét, 2016h
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Neotrygon australiae Last, White & Serét, 2016h 

Australian Bluespotted Maskray

Neotrygon australiae Last, White & Serét, 2016h  : 542, Figs 5b, 6b, 7b, 9. Holotype: CSIRO H 7016-01. Type locality: southwest of Weipa, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia.

Local synonymy: Neotrygon  kuhldi— Filewood, 1973 (in part): 13 (PNG; misspelling of kuhlii  ). Neotrygon australiae Last et al., 2016  h: 542 (Daru, Western Province); Last et al., 2016a: 585 (New Guinea); White et al., 2018: 240, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (2 spec.) KFRS E.680 (field code 220341), adult male 301 mm DW  , KFRS E.681 (field code 220342), adult male 301 mm DW, Daru fish market, Western Province, 9°03.91′ S, 143°12.59′ EGoogleMaps  , 22 Oct. 2014.

Remarks: Previously considered to be conspecific with Neotrygon kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)  but recently described as a new species from northern Australia (not east coast), Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia. Filewood (1973) lists N. kuhldi  but with variable characters (such as colour) so probably includes multiple species. Possibly restricted to parts of the Western and Gulf provinces with N. cf. trigonoides  replacing it further eastwards; ranges for the species in the kuhlii  complex in PNG needs investigating.

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Dasyatidae

Genus

Neotrygon

Loc

Neotrygon australiae Last, White & Serét, 2016h

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

Neotrygon australiae Last, White & Serét, 2016h

Neotrygon australiae Last, White & Serét, 2016h : 542