Myliobatis tenuicaudatus

HECTOR, 1877


New Zealand eagle ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae

Reference of the original description
HECTOR, J. (1877)
Notes on New Zealand ichthyology. Transactions New Zealand Institute, 9 (62): 465–469, Pls. 8–9

Image of the original description

Myliobatis tenuicaudatus HECTOR, 1877

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aetobatis tenuicaudatus, Aetobatus tenuicaudatus, Holorhinus australis, Holorhinus tenuicaudatus, Myliobatis australis, Myliobatis teniucaudatus, Myliobatis tenuicandatus, Myliobatis tenuicaudatis, Myliobatus tentuicaudatus

Types
Myliobatis tenuicaudatus

Myliobatis australis
Syntype: AMS: I.16256-001 (old: MAMU F41);


Description :


Citation: Myliobatis tenuicaudatus HECTOR, 1877: 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
fra \(T\) Aigle de mer commun, eng Eagle ray, eng New Zealand eagle ray

Short Description
Olive-green, yellow or dark brown dorsally with pale blue or grey markings; white ventrally [578]. No caudal fin [578].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: Norfolk Island and New Zealand, including the Kermadec Islands. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Young are born at less than 50 cm [578].

Size / Weight / Age
150 cm WD (male/unsexed; [1658])

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 160 m [578]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Myxosporea
  • Chloromyxum myliobati GLEESON & ADLARD, 2012 [15542]

Monogenea
  • Dendromonocotyle bradsmithi CHISHOLM, GLENNON & WHITTINGTON, 2005 [24084]
  • Empruthotrema tasmaniensis CHISHOLM & WHITTINGTON, 1999 [17002]
  • Heliocotyle ewingi CHISHOLM & WHITTINGTON, 2000 [9434]
  • Monocotyle jordani CHISHOLM, 1998 [17001]

Cestoda
Nematoda
  • Echinocephalus overstreeti DEARDORFF & KO, 1983 [21500]