Trygonoptera imitata

YEARSLEY, LAST & GOMON, 2008


Eastern shovelnose stingaree
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
YEARSLEY, G.K. & LAST, P.R. & GOMON, M.F. (2008)
Trygonoptera imitata sp. nov., a new stingaree (Myliobatoidei: Urolophidae) from southeastern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 261–268

Image of the original description

Trygonoptera imitata sp. nov, adult male holotype (CSIRO H 3548–01, 613 mm TL, preserved): ventral view. In: YEARSLEY, G.K. & LAST, P.R. & GOMON, M.F. (2008): Trygonoptera imitata sp. nov, a new stingaree (Myliobatoidei: Urolophidae) from southeastern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 261-268



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Citation: Trygonoptera imitata YEARSLEY, LAST & GOMON, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Trygonoptera imitata sp. nov, adult male holotype (CSIRO H 3548–01, 613 mm TL, preserved): dorsal view; In: YEARSLEY, G.K. & LAST, P.R. & GOMON, M.F. (2008): Trygonoptera imitata sp. nov, a new stingaree (Myliobatoidei: Urolophidae) from southeastern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 261-268
Common names
eng Eastern shovelnose stingaree

Short Description
Original diagnosis after YEARSLEY, LAST & GOMON, 2008 [3350]: A large plain-coloured Trygonoptera with the following combination of characters: subcircular disc, width 62–67% TL; snout angle 122–129°; distance from snout tip to posterior edge of spiracle 17–19% of TL; eye length 19–24% of preorbital snout length, 9.3–10.9% of ventral head length; inter-eye distance 3.0–4.0 times eye diameter; short prenasal length 8.8–9.8% TL; length of main spiracular opening 1.7–2.3 times eye length; length of first gill slit 2.2–2.6 times in mouth width; tail without cutaneous folds; stinging spine(s) long, 9–13% TL when intact; dorsal fin absent; caudal fin deep (height 3.6–4.1% of TL); pectoral radials 98–107; total vertebral centra about 199–223; total diplospondylous centra about 166–185; uniform greyish brown to yellowish dorsally

Distribution
Southern Oceans: Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
68.9 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3350]); 79.3 cm TL (female)[3350]

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range ? - 120 m [3350]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=7359;