Platyrhina psomadakisi

Taxonavigation: Rhinopristiformes 

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: Rhinopristiformes

Familia: Rhinobatidae
Genus: Platyrhina
Species: Platyrhina psomadakisi


Platyrhina psomadakisi White & Last, 2016

  • Holotype: CSIRO H 7861-01.
  • Paratypes: CSIRO H 7859-01, H 7860-01, Department of Fisheries, Yangon (specimen 604).

Type locality: west of Lord Loughborough Island, Andaman Sea, Myanmar, 10°20’58” N, 97°46’8” E, 69 m depth.

Etymology: Named after Dr Peter N. Psomadakis whose efforts to obtain valuable specimens of sharks and rays, as well as many teleosts, from a number of poorly sampled locations in the northern Indian Ocean have greatly improved our understanding of the biogeography of this complex region.

Vernacular namesEdit

English: Andaman Fanray