Himantura australis Last, White & Naylor 2016,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 45

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Himantura australis Last, White & Naylor 2016
status

 

Himantura australis Last, White & Naylor 2016  — Australian whipray ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by White et al. (2018: 229), based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District at 30 m depth by Diean Tully on 21 Sept. 2012; previously misidentified from Kavieng as Trygon uarnak  (non Gmelin [ex Forsskål], 1789) by Peters (1877: 853).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: northern Australia and New Guinea, 0–45 m depth. Found on sand bottoms, also on reef flats or in lagoons, entering estuaries. Transitional water and marine.