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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Rajiformes (order)  »  Dasyatidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 035004 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Neotrygon australiae   Last, White & Séret, 2016

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 35 Dasyatidae (Stingrays) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Bluespotted Maskray
Common Names List: blue spotted stingray
Organism Type: a stingray
Synonyms: Dasyatis kuhlii [in Last & Stevens, 1994 and many other references]
Neotrygon kuhlii
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 035903     Neotrygon spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-01-17.
Occurrence locations [632] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 17 to 91 m.
Taxon Notes:Prior to Last et al 2016, Neotrygon kuhlii was considered as a single species in Australia, but is now regarded as two species, N. australiae (Port Hedland, WA to northeastern Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld in shallows to at least 91m depth) and N. trigonoides (confirmed from Qld and northern NSW, but not Gulf of Carpentaria). The true Neotrygon kuhlii is currently only confirmed from the Solomon Islands (Last et al 2016, Zootaxa 4083).
Scientific Name Notes:Last & White (2008) resurrected the genus Neotrygon for some species previously placed in the genus Dasyatis.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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FoA 2019
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-09
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