Aptychotrema rostrata

(SHAW, 1794)


East Australian shovelnose ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Trygonorrhinidae

Reference of the original description
SHAW, G. & NODDER, F.P. (1789)
The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. 1789–1813, London. No pagination, vol. 17, pl. 737

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aptychotrema banksii, Aptychotrema bougainvillei, Aptychotrema bougainvillii, Raja rostrata, Rhinobates (Syrrhina) banksii, Rhinobatus banksii, Rhinobatus bougainvillei, Rhinobatus bougainvillii, Rhinobatus tuberculatus, Rhinobatus (Syrrhina) banksii, Rhinobatus (Syrrhina) bougainvillii

Types
Aptychotrema rostrata

Aptychotrema bougainvillii
Holotype: MNHN: 0000-1227;
Rhinobatus (Syrrhina) banksii
Holotype: BMNH: ? specimen not preserved


Description :


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Eastern shovelnose ray (Aptychotrema rostrata) off Sydney by Taso Viglas from Sydney, Australia, wiki
Common names
deu \(T\) Geigenrochen, eng Australian shovelnose ray, eng Banjo fish, eng Banks shovelnose ray, eng Common shovelnosed ray, eng East Australian shovelnose ray, eng Eastern shovelnose ray, eng Guitarfish, eng Long-snouted shovelnose ray, eng Shovelnose ray, eng Shovelnose shark, eng Southern shovelnose ray

Distribution
Western Pacific: endemic to Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Biology
Ovoviviparous with up to 4 in a litter. Size at birth about 13 cm. Found on soft bottoms, in bays, seagrass areas, and sometimes near rocky reefs [1658]. Also found in lower parts of estuaries. Feeds on bottom crustaceans, molluscs, and fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
72.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9909)); 120 cm TL (female)

Habitat
demersal; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 60 m [1658]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Myxosporea
  • Kudoa hemiscylli GLEESON, BENNETT & ADLARD, 2010 [21484]

Monogenea
Cestoda
Nematoda
  • Mawsonascaris australis (JOHNSTON & MAWSON, 1943) [21225] [17029]
  • Proleptus trygonorrhinae JOHNSTON & MAWSON, 1943 [17149]

Copepoda
  • Paeon australis KABATA, 1993 [7385]