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Species Maculabatis toshi (Whitley, 1939)

Brown Whipray, Coachwhip Ray, Toshs Longtail Ray, Wulura

 

Introduction

This species has been confused with the closely related Maculabatis astra and most early records of M. toshi are based on misidentified M. astra. Because of the confusion with that species, the standard name Blackspotted Whipray now applies to M. astra and Brown Whipray is considered more appropriate for M. toshi.

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

From Darwin, NT to Clarence River, NSW; tropical

Australian Endemic.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, inshore, marine, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

10–140 m.

 

General References

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. [581]

Last, P.R. & Compagno, L.J.V. 1999. Family Dasyatidae. pp. 1479-1505 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. [1483] (as Himantura sp. A)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. (as Himantura sp. A)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [448] (as Himantura toshi)

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] [17] (123, as H. uarnak, in part)

Paxton, J.R., Gates, J.E., Bray, D.J. & Hoese, D.F. 2006. Family Dasyatidae. pp. 190-196 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [194] (in part, type locality, as Himantura toshi)

Paxton, J.R., Hoese, D.F., Allen, G.R. & Hanley, J.E. (eds) 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Pisces: Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 7 665 pp. [42] (as H. uarnak, in part)

White, W.T., Baje, L., Sabub, B., Appleyard, S.A., Pogonoski, J.J. & Mana, R.R. 2017. Sharks and Rays of Papua New Guinea. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Monograph Series 189: 1-327 [234]

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. [212, figs. 240] (as Himantura toshi in part)

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [34] (as Himantura toshi)

 

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)
31-Jul-2018 DASYATIDAE 30-May-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
26-Mar-2010 MODIFIED