Gymnura australis

(RAMSAY & OGILBY, 1886)


Australian butterfly ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae

Reference of the original description
RAMSAY, E.P. & OGILBY, J.D. (1886)
Descriptions of new or rare Australian fishes. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, ser. 1, 10: 575–579

Image of the original description
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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Pteroplatea australis

Types
Gymnura australis
Lectotype: AMS: A.9357;


Description :


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Common names
eng Australian butterfly ray, eng Butterfly ray, eng Rat-tail ray, eng Ray, eng Skate

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: northern Australia and south coast of New Guinea. Also in the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). Source: www.gbif.org

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

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]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
73.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [1388])

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range ? - 50 m [1388]

Remarks
15404

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Acanthobothrium cribbi CAMPBELL & BEVERIDGE, 2002 [16128]
  • Nybelinia sp. [16112]
  • Parotobothrium balli (SOUTHWELL, 1929) [16112]
  • Tylocephalum sp. [13130]