Neotrygon ningalooensis

Last, White, & Puckridge, 2010



Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Last, P.R. & White, W.T. & Puckridge, M. (2010)
Neotrygon ningalooensis n. sp. (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae), a new maskray from Australia. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 16(2), 37–50

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Neotrygon cf. ningalooensis

Types
Neotrygon ningalooensis
Holotype: CSIRO: H 6827-01; Paratype: CSIRO: H 6826-01;


Description :


Citation: Neotrygon ningalooensis Last, White, & Puckridge, 2010: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Short Description
A relatively large Neotrygon (reaching at least 30 cm OW) with the following combination of characters: disc weakly quadrangular, slightly broader than long, width about 1.1 times length; pectoral apices broadly rounded; snout fleshy, broadly rounded, angle 110-123°, length 2.1-2.4 times interorbital width; preoral length 2.1-2.4 times mouth width; internasal distance about 1.2 in prenasal length; interspiracular distance 14.8-15% OW; nostril length 4-4.2% OW; nasal curtain width 9.2-10.8% OW; mouth width 8.1-10.5% OW; body and tail naked except for 4-5 thornlets in single continuous row in nuchal region; pectoral-fin radials 105-107; total vertebral centra (including synarcual) 125-126, trunk centra (including synarcual) 37-42; dorsal coloration with a dense, asymmetric scattering of small, orange spots and larger bluish white blotches.

Distribution
Indian Ocean: Western Australia (Ref. 84040).

Biology
Subtropical; 23°S - 26°S

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 30.2 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 84040)

Habitat
Demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=11141;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Prochristianella butlerae Beveridge, 1990 [17404]
  • Prochristianella clarkeae Beveridge, 1990 [17404]