Neotrygon cf. trigonoides,

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

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

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scientific name

Neotrygon cf. trigonoides
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Neotrygon cf. trigonoides 

Papuan Maskray

Local synonymy: Trygon kuhlii  —Peters, 1877: 853 (New Ireland); Ogilby, 1888: 19 (southeastern New Guinea). Dasyatis kuhlii  – Fowler, 1934: 386 (Port Moresby); Fowler, 1941: 427 (New Guinea); Gochfeld, 1996: 43 (southern New Ireland); 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). Amphotistius  kuhlii— Munro, 1958: 114 (New Guinea); Kailola, 1987: 28 ( PNG). Amphotistius  kuhli— Munro, 1967: 15, pl. 2, fig. 20 (New Guinea). Neotrygon  kuhldi— Filewood, 1973 (in part): 13 ( PNG; misspelling of kuhlii  ). Neotrygon  cf. trigonoides— White et al., 2018: 244, figs ( PNG).

PNG voucher material: (9 spec.) CSIRO C 850, juvenile male 151 mm DW, Haidana Island , Port Moresby, 24 Jul. 1948  ; CSIRO H 8100-01, female 275 mm DW, Motupure Island, Bootless Bay , Port Moresby, 9°31’19” S, 147°17’2” E, <1 m depth, 15 Sep. 2016GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.057, female 137 mm DW, Laing Island , Madang, 16 Jul. 1965  ; KFRS E.491, juvenile male 149 mm DW, Pot Island, Siassi, Umboi Islands , Morobe Province, 27 Jan. 1968  ; KFRS E.526 (2 spec.), adolescent male 243 mm DW, adult male 281 mm DW, no collection data; KFRS E.793, female 219 mm DW, KFRS E.794, female 260 mm DW, no labels, new registration number allocated April 2017, no data; ZMB 9721View Materials, adolescent male 261 mm DW, Carteret Islands , New Ireland, 1874–1875 [probably mid-1875, SMS Gazelle survey]. 

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Peters (1877) from Carteret Islands, New Ireland (ZMB 9721). Colour pattern and morphology aligns most closely to Neotrygon trigonoides ( Castelnau, 1873)  but probably not conspecific; specimens from throughout PNG are required to determine whether more than one species is involved.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

SMS

Missouri State University