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Platyrhina psomadakisi sp. nov., a new species of fanray (Batoidea: Platyrhinidae) from the Andaman Sea, the first record of this family in the Indian Ocean

Citation

White, WT and Last, PR, Platyrhina psomadakisi sp. nov., a new species of fanray (Batoidea: Platyrhinidae) from the Andaman Sea, the first record of this family in the Indian Ocean, Zootaxa, 4121, (5) pp. 533-544. ISSN 1175-5326 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4121.5.3

Abstract

A new species of fanray (Platyrhina) is described based on four specimens collected in 2015 from the Andaman Sea, off Myanmar. These represent the first records of the family Platyrhinidae from the Indian Ocean with the three other members of the genus being restricted to the North-West Pacific. The new species differs from its congeners in having a series of faint dark bands on the body and tail, more pectoral-fin radials, and much more widely separated dorsal fins.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Platyrhina, new species, Indian Ocean, Myanmar, first records
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:118740
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-19
Last Modified:2017-08-15
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