Neotrygon annotata

(Last, 1987)

Plain maskray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
Last, P.R. (1987)
New Australian fishes. Part 14. Two new species of Dasyatis (Dasyatididae). Memoirs of the Museum Victoria, 48(1), 57–61

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Amphotistius annotata, Amphotistius annotatus, Dasyatis annotata, Dasyatis annotatus, Dasyatis cf. annotata, Neotrygon cf. annotata

Neotrygon annotata
Holotype: CSIRO: T 449; Paratype: CSIRO: T 697; CSIRO: T 696; CSIRO: T 691; CSIRO: CA 2404; CSIRO: T 695; CSIRO: T 694; CSIRO: CA 1248;

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Neotrygon annotata (Last, 1987), © FAO,
Common names
eng Brown stingray, eng Plain maskray

Short Description
Diet: north-east Australia (data base: 72 specimens): Polychaetes were the most important prey category (69,4 %IRI), carids were the second most important prey category (25,5 %IRI) [14696].

Eastern Indian Ocean: Timor Sea. Western Pacific: Arafura Sea and off northern Australia.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Ovoviviparous [17086]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9840))

demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 62 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=4116;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)