Dasyatidae

Biscoito, Manuel, Ribeiro, Cláudia & Freitas, Mafalda, 2018, Annotated checklist of the fishes of the archipelago of Madeira (NE Atlantic): I-Chondrichthyes, Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 459-494: 480-482

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17EAB027-D9FB-4B8A-9847-3AA76EC96FCB

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFF7-FFF5-FF22-F949FA9F01D2

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scientific name

Dasyatidae
status

 

Family Dasyatidae 

Bathytoshia lata (Garman, 1880)  —Ratão; Roughtail stingray ( Fig. 12 View Figure )

Günther 1870, 477 (as Trygon thalassia  )

Fowler 1936: 126 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 174 | Krefft & Stehmann 1973b: 71 | McEachran & Capapé 1984: 198 | Sanches 1986 | Lloris et al 1991: 225 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 4 | Ebert & Stehmann 2013: 396 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 16 (as Dasyatis centroura  ).

Last et al. 2016a: 532

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and the Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996, 2005; Wirtz et al. 2013; Hanel & John 2014).

Remarks. a female specimen from Madeira ( BMNH 1931.5.6.) was confirmed by the first author. Wirtz et al., 2008 stated as not present in the MMFAbout MMF collection, but this record is confirmed by numerous underwater photos.

* Dasyatis pastinaca (Linnaeus, 1758)  —Ratão; Common stingray

Lowe 1838:196 | Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 125 and 145 (as Trygon pastinaca  )

Fowler 1936: 128 | Noronha & Sarmento 1948: 122 | Maul 1948: 140, 42 | Nunes 1953: 201 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 172| Krefft & Stehmann 1973b: 70 | McEachran & Capapé 1984: 199 | Sanches 1986: 174 | Lloris et al. 1991: 225 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 4 | Ebert & Stehmann 2013:397 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 16 | Almada et al. 2015: 4.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Arruda 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996, 2005; Wirtz et al. 2013; Hanel & John 2014).

Remarks. specimen preserved in BMNH collections (1898.1.26.45-46) and three formalin preserved specimens in MMFAbout MMF collections (dated from 1993 and 94). Maul (1948) refers as frequent all year and coastal, which is confirmed by the authors.

* Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832)  —No common name in Madeira, Pelagic stingray 

Biscoito & Wirtz 1994: 2 (as Dasyatis violacea  )

Wirtz et al. 2008: 4 (as Pteryplatytrygon violacea  sic)

Ebert & Stehmann 2013: 399 | Carneiro et al. 2015: 16.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Arruda 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Hanel & John 2014).

Remarks. three formalin preserved specimens in MMFAbout MMF collections ( MMFAbout MMF 25298 –25300), all dated from 1990.

* Taeniurops grabatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)—Ratão; Round stingray

Biscoito & Wirtz 1994: 2 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 5 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 16 | Almada et al. 2015: 4 (as Taeniura grabata  )

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Arruda 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010;

Carneiro et al. 2014), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996, 2005; Monteiro et al. 2008; Wirtz et al. 2013; Hanel & John 2014).

Remarks. one formalin preserved specimen in MMFAbout MMF collections ( MMFAbout MMF 28784) dated from 1997.

MMF

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