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Two new stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae) from the eastern Indonesian Archipelago


Last, PR and White, WT, Two new stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae) from the eastern Indonesian Archipelago, Zootaxa, 3722 pp. 1-21. ISSN 1175-5326 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3722.1.1


Two new stingrays, Dasyatis longicauda sp. nov. and Himanturajavaensis sp. nov., are described from material collected in the eastern Indonesian Archipelago. These species, which are both relatively small stingrays (both probably smaller than 40 cm DW), have been confused with closest relatives in the region. Dasyatis longicauda sp. nov., known from West Papua, differs from its congener, the Australian endemic D. fluviorum, in having a slightly lower vertebral count, lower pectoral-radial count, a longer tail, larger and less numerous thorns along the mid-disc and tail, as well as a different CO1 Barcode. Himantura javaensis sp. nov., known only from southern Java (near Cilacap), belongs to a complex of small whiprays which also includes another Indonesian species, H. walga. Apart from major differences in squamation and a different CO1 Barcode, Himantura javaensis is more brownish in coloration, has more vertebrae, a longer tail, smaller eye and orbit, more posteriorly positioned sting, shorter adult claspers, shorter pelvic fin, and differs in various measurements around the head.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Dasyatis longicauda, new species, Java, West Papua, eastern Indian Ocean
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
UTAS Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:119395
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-08-01
Last Modified:2017-09-11

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