Taeniura lymma

(FORSSKÅL, 1775)


Bluespotted ribbontail ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
FORSKÅL, P. (1775)
Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Hauniae. Descriptiones animalium quae in itinere ad Maris Australis terras per annos 1772 1773 et 1774 suscepto, ...: 1–20 + i–xxxiv + 1–164, map. [Pisces on pp. x–xix and 22–76.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia lymma, Raia lymnia, Raja lymma, Raja lymna, Taeniura lymna, Taeniura lymnia halgani, Trygon lymna, Trygon ornatum, Trygon ornatus

Types
Taeniura lymma



Description :


Citation: Taeniura lymma (FORSSKÅL, 1775): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2018

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Taeniura lymma (FORSSKÅL, 1775); © Sirachai (Shin) Arunrugstichai, Center for Biodiversity in Peninsular Thailand, Yai Songkla, Thailand
Common names
spa Rajalátigo rabo cinta, fra \(T\) Pastenague queue à ruban, eng Blue spotted lagoon ray, eng Blue spotted stingray, eng Blue-spotted fantail ray, eng Blue-spotted lagoon ray, eng Blue-spotted ray, eng Blue-spotted ribbontail ray, eng Blue-spotted stingray, eng Bluespotted fantail ray, eng Bluespotted ribbontail ray, eng Bluespotted ribbontailray, eng Bluespotted stingray, eng Fantail ray, eng Lagoon ray, eng Lesser fan-tailed ray, eng Lesser fantail ray, eng Reef ray, eng Ribbon-tailed stingray, eng Ribbontail stingray, por Ratão pintalgado

Short Description
A colorful stingray with large bright blue spots on an oval, elongated disc and with blue side-stripes along the tail; snout rounded and angular, disc with broadly rounded outer corners, and tail stout, tapering and less than twice body length when intact, with a broad lower caudal finfold reaching the tail tip; disc with no large thorns but with small, flat denticles along midback (in adults); usually 1 medium-sized sting on tail further behind base than in most stingrays [536]. Grey-brown to yellow, olive-green or reddish brown dorsally, white ventrally [536].

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan (Ref. 9710), south to northern Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial

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]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Bears up to 7 young [536] [1658]. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Feeds on fish and invertebrates [536].

Size / Weight / Age
35.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; [2539])

Habitat
reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 9840)

Remarks
5399

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Myxosporea
  • Kudoa hemiscylli GLEESON, BENNETT & ADLARD, 2010 [21484]

Monogenea
Cestoda
  • Aberrapex manjajiae JENSEN, 2006 [7403]
  • Anteropora joannae MOJICA, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2013 [19735] [23959]
  • Anteropora patulobothridium MOJICA, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2013 [19735] [23959]
  • Anteropora sp. [23959]
  • Anthobothrium taeniuri SAOUD, 1963 [15078]
  • Barbeaucestus ralickiae CAIRA, HEALY, MARQUES & JENSEN, 2017 [25321]
  • Barbeaucestus sexorchidus (WILLIAMS, 1964) [16952] [25321]
  • Cephalobothrium taeniurai RAMADAN, 1986 [16169]
  • Dollfusiella spinosa SCHAEFFNER & BEVERIDGE, 2013 [19694] [21816]
  • Dollfusiella spinulifera (BEVERIDGE & JONES, 2000) [21816]
  • Echinobothrium elegans TYLER, 2006 [16430] [19536]
  • Echinobothrium helmymohamedi SAOUD, RAMADAN & HASSAN, 1982 [15055] [16430] [19536]
  • Echinobothrium heroniensis WILLIAMS, 1964 [16952] [16430] [19536] [19536]
  • Eutetrarhynchus leucomelanus (SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906) [21816]
  • Kotorella pronosoma (STOSSICH, 1901) [21816]
  • Kotorella sp. [15747]
  • Kotorelliella jonesi PALM & BEVERIDGE 2002 [17845] [16112]
  • Mecistobothrium johnstonei (SOUTHWELL, 1929) [21816]
  • Mecistobothrium pauciortesticulatum PALM, 2004 [16112]
  • Nybelinia indica CHANDRA, 1986 [21718]
  • Nybelinia mehlhorni PALM & BEVERIDGE, 2002 [21816]
  • Parachristianella indonesiensis PALM, 2004 [16112]
  • Parachristianella monomegacantha KRUSE, 1959 [21816]
  • Polypocephalus saoudi HASSAN, 1982 [15056]
  • Polypocephalus sp. [23959]
  • Prochristianella aciculata BEVERIDGE & JUSTINE, 2010 [17404] [21816]
  • Prochristianella butlerae BEVERIDGE, 1990 [15747] [17404] [21816]
  • Prochristianella clarkeae BEVERIDGE, 1990 [17404] [21816]
  • Prochristianella scholzi SCHAEFFNER & BEVERIDGE, 2012 [17404] [21816]
  • Rhinebothrium ghardaguensis RAMADAN, 1984 [9803]
  • Rhinebothrium sp. [16908]
  • Rhinebothrium taeniuri RAMADAN, 1984 [9803]

Nematoda