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Species Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823)

Whitespotted Eagle Ray, Beaked Eagle Ray, Bonnet Skate, Duckbill Eagle-ray, Duckbill Ray, Eagle Ray, Flying Ray, Jumping Ray, Ocellated Eagle Ray, Spotted Eagle Ray, Spotted Eagle-ray, Ungurru, White-spotted Eagle Ray

Generic Combinations

 

Miscellaneous Literature Names

 

Introduction

Aetobatus ocellatus has only been recently shown to be distinct from Aetobatus narinari through molecular studies (see White et al. 2010; Schluessel et al. 2010; Richards et al. 2009).

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Shark Bay, WA (26º08´S) to Sydney, NSW (33º53´S); tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific (possibly also western Indian Ocean).


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Timor Transition (1), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine, pelagic, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

To 60 m.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [48] (as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [35] (as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

Compagno, L.J.V. & Last, P.R. 1999. Families Gymnuridae, Myliobatidae, Rhinopteridae, Mobulidae. pp. 1505-1529 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. [1516] (as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [448] (as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [467] (as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part I. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5: 1–144 [30] (as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [19] (135, as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

Pepperell, J. 2010. Fishes of the Open Ocean a Natural History & Illustrated Guide. Sydney : University of New South Wales Press Ltd 266 pp. [222] (as as Aetobatus narinari, in part)

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. [31] (as Aetobatus narinari, misidentification)

Richards, V.P., Henning, M., Witzell, W. & Shivji, M.S. 2009. Species delineation and evolutionary history of the globally distributed spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari). Journal of Heredity 100: 273-283 (as Aetobatus narinari, suggested 2-3 species included under this name)

Schluessel, V., Broderic, D., Colin, S.P. & Ovenden, J.R. 2010. Evidence for extensive population structure in the white-spotted eagle ray within the Indo-Pacific inferred from mitochondrial gene sequences. Journal of Zoology, London 281: 46–55

White, W.T., Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P., Jensen, K. & Caira, J.N. 2010. Clarification of Aetobatis ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823) as a valid species, and a comparison with Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790) (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae). pp. 141-164 in Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. Descriptions of new sharks and rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 32: 1–165 [141]

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. [224] (as Aetobatus punctatus)

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [34] (159, as Stoasodon punctatus and 160 as Stoasodon ocellatus)

 

Common Name References

Compagno, L.J.V. & Last, P.R. 1999. Families Gymnuridae, Myliobatidae, Rhinopteridae, Mobulidae. pp. 1505-1529 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. [1516] (FAO) (Spotted Eagle Ray)

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. [66] (Flying Ray, Spotted Eagle-ray, White-spotted Eagle Ray)

Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes. Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd 880 pp. [85] (Duckbill Ray)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [448] (Bonnet Skate)

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [19] (Duckbill Eagle-ray)

Prokop, F. 2002. Australian Fish Guide. Croydon South, Victoria : Australian Fishing Network 256 pp. [50] (Eagle Ray)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. (Whitespotted Eagle Ray)

Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 211 pp. 63 figs. [182] (Beaked Eagle Ray, Ocellated Eagle Ray)

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. [224] (Jumping Ray, Ungurru)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
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