Taeniura lessoni


Taeniura lessoni
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. (2016)
Three new stingrays (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) from the Indo–West Pacific. Zootaxa, 4147 (4): 377–402

Taeniura lessoni
Holotype: CSIRO: H 7724-01; Paratype: CSIRO: H 7724-02; QM: I 39329; USNM: 350580; USNM: 380822;

Images of types

Description :

Citation: Taeniura lessoni LAST, WHITE & NAYLOR, 2016: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Holotype of Taeniura lessoni sp. nov, adult male 209 mm DW (CSIRO H 7724-01), from Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands (fresh) © LAST & SÉRET, 2016
Common names
eng Oceania Fantail Ray

Short Description
Original diagnosis after LAST, WHITE & NAYLOR, 2016 [24346]: Small, blue-spotted stingray of the genus Taeniura lacking of a pair of blue longitudinal stripes along the sides of the tail; a uniformly pale ventral fold; no dorsal fold but upper margin of tail with a firm, blunt ridge; and within the genus possibly a relatively short post-orbital disc (length from rear of orbit to pectoral-fin insertion 63–65% DW), relatively long horizontal snout length (20–21% DW) and prenasal length 14–16% DW, and prenasal length 1.5–1.9 times internasal width.

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Melanesia; Underwater images from off Kavieng (New Ireland), and off Kokopo, East New Britain (Papua New Guinea), Fiji [24346]

Size / Weight / Age
DW max: 220 mm DW [24346]

demersal; marine; depth range - 18 m [24346]

Teeth uniformly close-set in both jaws, in few oblique rows, not arranged in obvious quincunx; in paratype (CSIRO H 7724-02) rows in upper jaw ~23, lower jaw ~23. [24346]

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