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Redescription of Aetobatus flagellum (bloch & schneider, 1801), an endangered eagle ray (myliobatoidea: Myliobatidae) from the indo-West pacific

Citation

White, WT and Moore, ABM, Redescription of Aetobatus flagellum (bloch & schneider, 1801), an endangered eagle ray (myliobatoidea: Myliobatidae) from the indo-West pacific, Zootaxa, 3752, (1) pp. 199-213. ISSN 1175-5326 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3752.1.12

Abstract

The eagle ray Aetobatus flagellum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) is redescribed based on new material from the Persian Gulf (Kuwait), Indonesia and Malaysia. A related but distinct species of Aetobatus from the western North Pacific, previously referred to as A. flagellum, is reported. Aetobatus flagellum is a medium-sized eagle ray which attains about 900 mm DW; males mature at approximately 500 mm DW. Aetobatus flagellum appears to be uncommon and restricted to estuary influenced waters of the Indo-West Pacific. It is caught as gillnet bycatch where its habit of schooling, combined with probable small litter size, may make it particularly vulnerable to impacts from fisheries.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aetobatus flagellum, Aetobatus sp., batoid, estuarine, Indo-West Pacific, Myliobatidae
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:119047
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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