Neotrygon leylandi

(Last, 1987)

Painted maskray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Last, P.R. (1987)
New Australian fishes. Part 14. Two new species of Dasyatis (Dasyatididae). Memoirs of the Museum Victoria, 48(1), 57–61

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis leylandi

Neotrygon leylandi
Holotype: CSIRO: CA 2806; Paratype: CSIRO: T 683; CSIRO: T 681; CSIRO: T 676; CSIRO: T 675; CSIRO: T 674; CSIRO: CA 4282; CSIRO: CA 3246; CSIRO: CA 1249; CSIRO: CA 3232; NMV: A1869;

Description :

Citation: Neotrygon leylandi (Last, 1987): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Dorsal view of Neotrygon leylandi, adult male holotype (CSIRO CA 2806, 192 mm DW, preserved); In: Last, P.R. & White, W.T. (2008): Resurrection of the genus Neotrygon Castelnau (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) with the description of Neotrygon picta sp. nov, a new species from northern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 315-326
Common names
eng Brown-reticulate stingray, eng Painted maskray

Western Pacific: northern Australia and New Guinea, including the Arafura Sea and Timor Sea. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
25.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [1388])

demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 80 m (Ref. 9840)

shark-references Species-ID=4118;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Dollfusiella owensi (Beveridge, 1990) Beveridge & Jones, 2000 [16252] [16112]
  • Echinobothrium giraffaeous Dallarés & Kuchta, 2024 [32915]
  • Proemotobothrium linstowi (Southwell, 1912) [17827]
  • Trigonolobium spinuliferum (Southwell, 1911) Dollfus, 1929 [16252] [16112]
  • Zygorhynchus robertsoni Beveridge & Campbell, 1988 [16255] [16112]