Rhinoptera neglecta

OGILBY, 1912


Australian cownose ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Rhinopteridae

Reference of the original description
OGILBY, J.D. (1912)
On some Queensland fishes. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 1: 26–65, Pls. 12–14

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinoptera cf. neglecta

Types
Rhinoptera neglecta



Description :


Citation: Rhinoptera neglecta OGILBY, 1912: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2020

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Common names
eng Australian cow-nose ray, eng Australian cownose ray, eng Cow ray, eng Cow-nose ray, eng Flapray, eng Javanese cow-ray

Distribution
Western Pacific: Queensland to New South Wales in Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

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

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

Habitat
reef-associated; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=6070;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
  • Benedeniella macrocolpa (LÜHE, 1906) YAMAGUTI, 1963 [21222]
  • Euzetia occultum CHISHOLM & WHITTINGTON, 2001 [7375]

Cestoda
  • Eniochobothrium euaxos JENSEN, 2005 [23959]
  • Eniochobothrium sp. [23959]
  • Halysioncum sp. [19536]
  • Nybelinia aequidentata (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [15747]
  • Polypocephalus helmuti JENSEN, 2005 [23959]
  • Prochristianella jensenae SCHAEFFNER & BEVERIDGE, 2012 [17404]