Neotrygon picta

Last & White, 2008


Peppered maskray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
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

Image of the original description

Neotrygon picta sp. nov, female holotype (CSIRO H 5771–01, 236 mm DW, fresh): ventral view. 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

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Neotrygon cf. picta



Description :


Citation: Neotrygon picta Last & White, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Neotrygon picta sp. nov, female holotype (CSIRO H 5771–01, 236 mm DW, fresh): dorsal view; 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 Peppered maskray

Short Description
Original diagnosis after LAST & WHITE, 2008 [3356]: A small dasyatid (reaching 27 cm DW) with the following combination of characters: disc quadrangular, broader than long, width about 1.2 times length; variably peppered dorsally with an irregular scattering of asymmetric black spots but lacking blue spots; snout broadly triangular, angle 113–124°, snout length 1.7–2.1 times interorbital width; preoral length 2.1–2.6 times mouth width; internasal distance 1.3–1.4 in prenasal length; interspiracular distance 13.2–14.6% DW; nostril length 3.2–3.6% DW; nasal curtain width 8.8–9.9% DW; mouth width 7.1–8.1% DW; body and tail mostly naked; 0–22 thornlets in single continuous row along midline of disc; pectoral-fin radials 101–105; total vertebral centra (including synarcual) 113–122, trunk centra (including synarcual) 37–40.
Diet: north-east Australia (data base: 310 specimens): Carids were identified as the most important prey category (82,0 %IRI), with polychaetes the second most important prey category (15,0 %IRI) [14696]

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
24.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [3356]); 27.5 cm WD (female)

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range 5 - 96 m [3356]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4119;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Proemotobothrium linstowi (Southwell, 1912) [17827]