Coral Sea Maskray, Neotrygon trigonoides (Castelnau 1873)


Other Names: Caledonian Maskray, New Caledonian Maskray

A New Caledonian Maskray, Neotrygon trigonoides, at Eyrie Reef near Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Anne Hoggett / Lizard Island Research Station. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A pale brown to lilac-brown maskray with a symmetrical pair of brown blotches in the shoulder region, several faint white ocellated spots on the disc along with numerous smaller scattered black spots, and black and orange bands on the rear part of the tail.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Neotrygon trigonoides in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Aug 2020, http://136.154.202.208/Home/species/5236

Coral Sea Maskray, Neotrygon trigonoides (Castelnau 1873)

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Distribution

Erub (Darnley) Island, Queensland, to off Broken Bay, New South Wales. Elsewhere, the species occurs in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

Colour

A pale brown to lilac-brown maskray with a symmetrical pair of brown blotches in the scapular region, several faint white ocellated spots on the disc along with numerous smaller scattered black spots, black and orange bands on the rear part of the tail, and a pale underside.

Species Citation

Raja trigonoides Castelnau 1873, Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. 2: 121. Type locality: New Caledonia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Coral Sea Maskray, Neotrygon trigonoides (Castelnau 1873)

References


Castelnau, F. de. 1873. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. Proceedings of the Zoo-logical and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria 2: 37–158. See ref at BHL

Jacobsen, I.P. & Bennett, M.B. 2010. Age and growth of Neotrygon picta, Neotrygon annotata and Neotrygon kuhlii from north-east Australia, with notes on their reproductive biology. Journal of Fish Biology 77(10): 2405–2422 DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02829.x (as Neotrygon kuhlii)

Jacobsen, I.P. & Bennett, M.B. 2013. A Comparative Analysis of Feeding and Trophic Level Ecology in Stingrays (Rajiformes; Myliobatoidei) and Electric Rays (Rajiformes: Torpedinoidei). PLoS ONE 8(8): e71348. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071348 PDF (as Neotrygon kuhlii

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3) (as Neotrygon kuhlii)

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

Last, P.R., Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M., Naylor, G.J.P. & White, W.T. 2016. Dasyatidae. pp. 522-618 in Last, P.R., White, W.T., Carvalho, M.R. de, Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Naylor, G.J.P. (eds). Rays of the World. Clayton South, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 790 pp.

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

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. (as Dasyatis kuhlii in part)

Last, P.R. & White, W.T. 2008. Resurrection of the genus Neotrygon Castelnau (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) with the description of Neotrygon picta sp. nov., a new species from northern Australia. pp. 315-326 in Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds). Descriptions of new Australian chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper No. 022: 1-358 (as Neotrygon kuhlii in part)

Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Séret, B. 2016. Taxonomic status of maskrays of the Neotrygon kuhlii species complex (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) with the description of three new species from the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa 4083: 533–561. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4083.4.5

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. (as Dasyatis kuhlii in part) 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. (as Dasyatis kuhlii in part)

Whitley, G.P. 1940. The Fishes of Australia. Part 1. The sharks, rays, devil-fish, and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Roy. Zool. Soc. N.S.W. 280 pp. 303 figs. (as Dasyatis kuhlii

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37035031

Danger:Venomous spines on tail

Depth:0-170 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:70 cm TL

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