Neotrygon trigonoides

(Castelnau, 1873)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Castelnau, F.L. (1873)
Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. No. VII. Fishes of New Caledonia. Proceedings of the Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria, and Report of the Annual Meeting of the Society, 2, 110–122

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 07/2024

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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]