Aptychotrema timorensis

LAST, 2004


Spotted shovelnose ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Trygonorrhinidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. (2004)
Rhinobatos sainsburyi n. sp. and Aptychotrema timorensis n. sp. - two new shovelnose Rays (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from the Eastern Indian Ocean. Records of the Australian Museum, 56 (2): 201–208

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Types
Aptychotrema timorensis
Holotype: CSIRO: CA 1258;


Description :


Citation: Aptychotrema timorensis LAST, 2004: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2017

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Common names
eng Spotted shovelnose ray

Short Description
This species is distinguished by the following combination of characters: disc relatively large, broadly wedge-shaped, with a narrowly pointed snout; orbit diameter equal to interorbital width; tail short, about 1.1 times precIoacal length; mouth small, precloacal length about 8 times mouth width; first dorsal-fin short, length 6% TL, ca 2.3 times in interdorsal distance; dorsal-fin apices angular; caudal fin short, dorsal margin 12% TL; pelvic fin large, length about 2.8 times its width; post-synarcual vertebral centra 156; nasal lamellae 27; ventral tip of snout not black-tipped; dorsal surface covered with small, white spots (Ref. 58070).

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

Biology
Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
58.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 58070))

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range 120 - 124 m (Ref. 58070)