Spinilophus armatus

(MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841)


New Ireland stingaree
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
MÜLLER, J. & HENLE, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Trygonobatus armatus, Urolophus armatus

Types
Spinilophus armatus

Urolophus armatus
Holotype: MNHN: 2331;


Description :


Citation: Spinilophus armatus (MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
eng Black-spotted stingree, eng New Ireland stingaree

Short Description
Subcircular disc; very long tail, postcoacal length more than 90% of disc length; very small eyes, about 16% of snout and 8% of head length; broad, cartilaginous interorbit more than 5% total length; internasal flap rectangular; no broad lobes on posterolateral border; inner margin of spiracle oblique; small thorns and spinules on dorsal surface; lateral tail folds rudimentary; no dorsal fin; pelvic fins very short and broad, apices somewhat angular; caudal fin very low and elongate, length of hypocaudal lobe more than 9 times fin height; 89 pectoral fin radials (Ref. 51067).

Distribution
Western Central Pacific: known only from New Ireland (Bismarck Archipelago). Possibly New Guinea (Ref. 9863).

Size / Weight / Age
17.4 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 51067))

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14775;