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Redescription of the eagle rays Myliobatis hamlyni Ogilby, 1911 and M. tobijei Bleeker, 1854 (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from the East Indo-West Pacific

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White, WT and Kawauchi, J and Corrigan, S and Rochel, E and Naylor, GJP, Redescription of the eagle rays Myliobatis hamlyni Ogilby, 1911 and M. tobijei Bleeker, 1854 (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from the East Indo-West Pacific, Zootaxa, 3948, (3) pp. 521-548. ISSN 1175-5326 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3948.3.7

Abstract

The eagle rays Myliobatis hamlyni Ogilby, 1911 and Myliobatis tobijei Bleeker, 1854 are redescribed based on museum specimens and new material from Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan. These two species are closely related to Myliobatis aquila (L.) from the eastern Atlantic and can be distinguished from each other by a combination of their coloration, meristics, depth preferences and subtle morphometric characters. Myliobatis hamlyni was previously considered to be an Australian endemic, but its distribution is herein extended northward to Taiwan and Okinawa. Myliobatis tobijei was considered to occur southwards from Japan to Indonesia, but its distribution is herein restricted to the western North Pacific, primarily Japan.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, Japan, Myliobatis, nomenclature, taxonomy
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:118887
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-07-21
Last Modified:2017-08-15
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