Neotrygon westpapuensis

BORSA, ARLYZA, HOAREAU & SHEN, 2017



Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
BORSA, P. & ARLYZA, I.S. & HOAREAU, T.B. & SHEN, K.-N. (2018)
Diagnostic description and geographic distribution of four new cryptic species of the blue-spotted maskray species complex (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae; Neotrygon spp.) based on DNA sequences. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 36 (3): 827-841

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Neotrygon cf. westpapuensis

Types
Neotrygon westpapuensis
Holotype: MZB: 20867;


Description :


Citation: Neotrygon westpapuensis BORSA, ARLYZA, HOAREAU & SHEN, 2017: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Common names
fra \(T\) raie pastenague masquée à points bleus de Papouasie Occidentale, eng West Papuan bluespotted maskray, pari masker totol biru West Papua (ind)

Short Description
Original diagnose after BORSA, ARLYZA, HOAREAU & SHEN, 2017 [25664]: N. westpapuensis sp. nov. is distinguished from all other species previously under N. kuhlii by G at nucleotide 354 of the CO1 gene; it also possesses G at nucleotide site 294, a character that it shares with no other species than N. caeruleopunctata and C at nucleotide site 334, a character that is otherwise present in the Ryukyu maskray only. Based on Supplementary Table S2, N. westpapuensis sp. nov. is distinguished from other species previously under N. kuhlii by C at nucleotide site 733, G at nucleotide sites 76, 372, 528 and 753, and T at nucleotide sites 48, 57, 228 and 792 of the cytochrome b gene; it also has T at nucleotide site 327, a character that it shares with no species other than N. bobwardi sp. nov.

Distribution
Biak Island north of Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua [25664]

Size / Weight / Age
20-40 cm DW (only types) [25664]

Habitat
marine [25664]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14940;