Leopard Whipray, Himantura leoparda Manjaji-Matsumoto & Last 2008

A Leopard Whipray, Himantura leoparda, at Innisfail, Queensland, November 2013. Source: Kenneth Foster / Atlas of Living Australia. License: CC BY Attribution

In Australia, the Leopard Whipray has been long been confused with both Himantura uarnak and H. undulata, species which are not known from Australian waters.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Himantura leoparda in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Aug 2020,

Leopard Whipray, Himantura leoparda Manjaji-Matsumoto & Last 2008


Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P. & Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. 2016. A revised classification of the family Dasyatidae (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) based on new morphological and molecular insights. Zootaxa 4139(3): 345–368. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4139.3.2 Abstract

O'Shea, O.R., Thums, M., van Keulen, M., Kempster, R.M. & Meekan, M.G. 2013. Dietary partitioning by five sympatric species of stingray (Dasyatidae) on coral reefs. Journal of Fish Biology 82: 1805–1820. doi:10.1111/jfb.12104 (as Himantura uarnakAbstract

Semeniuk, C.A.D. & Dill, L.M. 2006. Anti-Predator Benefits of Mixed-Species Groups of Cowtail Stingrays (Pastinachus sephen) and Whiprays (Himantura uarnak) at Rest. Ethology 112: 33–43. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2006.01108.x Abstract

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