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Rhinobatos manai sp. nov., a new species of guitarfish (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

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White, WT and Last, PR and Naylor, GJP, Rhinobatos manai sp. nov., a new species of guitarfish (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa, 4175, (6) pp. 588-600. ISSN 1175-5326 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4175.6.6

Abstract

A new species of guitarfish (Rhinobatos) is described based on a single specimen collected in 2014 from off New Ireland in Papua New Guinea. This specimen represents the first record of the family Rhinobatidae in Papua New Guinean waters. Based on molecular data, the new species appears to be most similar to Rhinobatos whitei (Philippines) and Rhinobatos sainsburyi (northern Australia), but is distinguished based on its coloration, morphology and certain meristic characters.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Rhinobatos, New Ireland, new species, Oceania, Rhinobatidae
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:118713
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-18
Last Modified:2017-08-15
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