Neotrygon trigonoides

(Castelnau, 1873)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Castelnau, F.L. (1873)
Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. Nos. III thru IX [with subtitles, indexed as one work]. Proceedings of the Zoological and Acclimmatisation Society of Victoria, 2: 37–158

Image of the original description
not seen

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis trigonoides, Neotrygon cf. trigonoides, Raya trigonoides

Neotrygon trigonoides
Holotype: NMV: 51864 (=A5255);

Description :

Citation: Neotrygon trigonoides (Castelnau, 1873): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Neotrygon trigonoides (CASTELNAU, 1873), MNHN 2009-0823 (female, 350 mm DW) from Saint Vincent Bay (21°57’S 166°02’E), 07 March 2009; fisherman: Patrick Morlet (P.B.) © IRD / Philippe Borsa
Common names
Caledonian maskray

Short Description
Description after Castelnau [11939]: Entirely of a light brown lilac colour, with a few faint white oscillated [sic] spots on the disk, and a larger number of smaller black ones dispersed in a most irregular way; posterior part of the tail annulated, black and orange; lower side of the body entirely of a light cream colour

Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu [19622]

shark-references Species-ID=13642;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Dendromonocotyle kuhlii Young, 1967 [29167]
  • Dendromonocotyle raiae Kritsky & Chisholm, 2020 [29167]
  • Monocotyle kuhlii Young, 1967 [29167]