Pastinachus solocirostris sp nov., a new species of Stingray (Elasmobranchii : Myliobatiformes) from the Indo-Malay Archipelago

Last, P. R. and Mabel, Manjaji Matsumoto and Yearsley, G. K. (2005) Pastinachus solocirostris sp nov., a new species of Stingray (Elasmobranchii : Myliobatiformes) from the Indo-Malay Archipelago. Zootaxa, 16 . pp. 1-16. ISSN 1175-5326

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Abstract

A new stingray, Pastinachus solocirostris sp. nov., is described from material collected from Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia. It differs from the only other recognised member of the genus, P. sephen, in having a smaller adult size, more elongate disc and head, longer and more acute snout covered to its apex with enlarged denticles, more posteriorly located sting, longer and more slender ventral cutaneous fold, enlarged pearl-shaped nuchal thorns, and fewer pectoral-fin radials and vertebrae. It appears to occur primarily in estuaries and turbid coastal marine habitats off Borneo and Sumatra.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pastinachus, Stingray, Dasyatidae, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, Indo Malay archipelago
Subjects:?? QL614-639.8 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > Borneo Marine Research Institute
ID Code:1083
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:14 Oct 2011 15:49
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 10:11

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