Himantura leoparda

Himantura leoparda

Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Dasyatoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Myliobatiformes
Subordo: Myliobatoidei
Superfamilia: Dasyatoidea

Familia: Dasyatidae
Subfamilia: Urogymninae
Genus: Himantura
Species: Himantura leoparda

Name edit

Holotype: CSIRO H 2903-01. Paratypes: CAS 213820 (1); CSIRO H 635-02 (1), H 3863-01(2), H 3903-02 (claspers), H 4131-01 (1), H 5284-05 (parts saved), H 5478-01 (1), H 5585-02 (right clasper); IPMB 38.01.04 (1); NTM S 10765-002 (1).

Type locality: Northwest of Weipa, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia, 12°08'S, 139°58'E, 46 meters depth.[1]

Note: Specimen CSIRO H5284.05, a female 805 mm disc width from the Kota Kinabalu fish market was subsequently identifed as of a cryptic species initially confused with H. leoparda and described as Himantura tutul. Now paratype of H. tutul.

Synonyms edit

References edit

  • Manjaji-Matsumoto, B. M. & Last, P. R.; 2008: Himantura leoparda sp. nov., a new whipray (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) from the Indo-Pacific. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, No. 022: 292–301.
  • Arlyza, I. S., Shen, K.-N., Solihin, D. D., Soedharma, D. & Berrebi, P., Borsa, P.; 2013: Species boundaries in the Himantura uarnak species complex (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol. 66, pp. 429–435 [2],[3]
  • Borsa, P., Durand, J.-D., Shen, K.-N., Arlyza, I. S., Solihin, D. D. & Berrebi, P.; 2013: Himantura tutul sp. nov. (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae), a new ocellated whipray from the tropical Indo-West Pacific, described from its cytochrome-oxidase I gene sequence. Comptes Rendus Biologies, Vol. 336, pp. 82–92 [4],[5]
  • Borsa, P.; 2017: Comments on "Annotated checklist of the living sharks,batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world, with a focus on biogeographical diversity" (Weigmann, 2016). Journal of Fish Biology, Vol. 90, pp. 1170-1175. [6],[7]
  • Borsa, P.; Williams, C. T.; McIvor, A. J.; Hoareau, T. B.; Berumen, M. L. 2021. Neotype designation and re-description of Forsskål’s reticulate whipray Himantura uarnak. Marine Biodiversity, 51: 28. 
  • Gray, J. E.; 1830-35: Illustrations of Indian zoology; chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke, F.R.S., .... 20 parts in 2 vols. Pls. 1-202.
  • Himantura leoparda in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2023. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.