Genus Trygonoptera


Summary:

A small endemic genus of stingarees with a slightly depressed to rounded tail, no lateral skin folds, and the posterolateral border of the nostril forming a broad flattened lobe.

Species of Trygonoptera differ from those of the genus Urolophus in having broad flattened fleshy lobes on the mid-lateral margin of each nostril. Such lobes are absent in Urolophus.

The genus contains 6 species, all confined to the southern half of Australia.

Trygonoptera Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. 1841. Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin : Veit & Co. pp. 103-200 pls [174].

Type species: Trygonoptera testacea Müller & Henle, 1841

Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2017, Trygonoptera in Fishes of Australia, accessed 09 Dec 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/1554

References


Gomon, M.F., Yearsley, G.K. & Last, P.R. 2008. Family Urolophidae. 125-137 pp. in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Last, P.R. & Gomon, M.F. 1994. Family Urolophidae. pp. 172-181 figs 150-159 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp.

Last, P.R., Yearsley, G.K. & White, W.T. 2016. Family Urolophidae pp. 676-705. In: Last, P.R., White, W.T., de Carvalho, M.R., Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & & Naylor, G.J.P. (eds) Rays of the World. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 800 pp.

Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. 1841. Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin : Veit & Co. pp. 103-200 pls [174].