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Pastinachus sephen

(Fabricius 1775)
  

Pastinachus sephen was originally described as Raja sephen by Fabricius in 1775. It belongs to the family Dasyatidae and subfamily Hypolophinae. It is commonly known as Feathertail or Cowtail stingray but has many other common names such as Cowtail stingray in Australia, Tsuka-ei in Japan, Cowtail ray in Papua New Guinea, Feathertail stingray in South Africa, Feathertail stingray in India. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   sephen
AuthorWI   Fabricius [J. C.]
AuthorNI   Fabricius
Qualification   ---
Year   1775
Status   Valid
Class  
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Order  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatiformes
Family   Dasyatidae
Subfamily  
Hypolophinae Hypolophinae
Genus   Pastinachus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Myliobatiformes
Family   Dasyatidae
Subfamily   Hypolophinae
Genus   Pastinachus
Original Name   Raja        
Taxon Name   sephen
Original Combination   Raja sephen
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Raja sephen
OriginalSubGenus   Raja
Original Author   Fabricius
Original AuthorWI   Fabricius [J. C.]
Original Qualification   in Niebuhr (ex Forsskål)
Original Year   1775
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Hypolophinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Luhaiya, Yemen, Red Sea.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål)
Page   17, viii

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---


Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Pastinachus sephen
Current Species sephen
Current Genus Pastinachus
Current AuthorWI Fabricius [J. C.]
Current AuthorNI Fabricius
Current Year 1775
Current Family Dasyatidae
Current Subfamily
Hypolophinae Hypolophinae

Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 0 to 60 meters.
   

Current Summary   Valid as Pastinachus sephen  (Fabricius 1775). Dasyatidae: Hypolophinae.
 
Name History   •Valid as Dasyatis sephen (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:17 [ref. 29757], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:15 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:28 [ref. 25477], Nishida 1990:92 [ref. 19783], Nishida & Nakaya 1990:330 [ref. 20166], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:77 [ref. 27969], Larson & Williams 1997:346 [ref. 23967], Nakabo 2000:180 [ref. 25086]). •Valid as Hypolophus sephen (Forsskål 1775) -- (Compagno 1986:140 [ref. 5648], Paxton et al. 1989:43 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:5 [ref. 13251], Monkolprasit & Roberts 1990:203 [ref. 20065], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:48 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:2 [ref. 23448], Goren & Dor 1994:5 [ref. 25356], Vossoughi & Vosoughi 1999:302 [ref. 25467], Nakabo 2002:180 [ref. 26001], Sujatha 2002:157 [ref. 26899]). •Valid as Pastinachus sephen (Forsskål 1775) -- (Last & Stevens 1994:409 [ref. 23873], Randall 1995:46 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:48 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:24 [ref. 25488], Anderson et al. 1998:21 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:39 [ref. 23965], Morón et al. 1999:150 [ref. 24253], Last & Compagno 1999:1494 [ref. 24639], Johnson 1999:718 [ref. 25471], Compagno 1999:496 [ref. 25589], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:583 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:101 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:15 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:22 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:610 [ref. 27495], Bonfil & Abdallah 2004:50 [ref. 27735], Randall et al. 2005:118 [ref. 28745], Compagno et al. 2005:74 [ref. 29145] as cf. stephen, Paxton et al. 2006:194 [ref. 28995], Roberts 2007:286 [ref. 29413], Schwartz 2008:38 [ref. 36773] as Pastinacus s., Last & Manjaji-Matsumoto 2010:115 [ref. 30854], Last et al. 2010:121 [ref. 30855], Fricke et al. 2011:347 [ref. 31242], Naylor et al. 2012:75 [ref. 32267] see remarks, Larson et al. 2013:21 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:27 [ref. 32989], Psomadakis et al. 2015:103 [ref. 34104], Weigmann 2016:140 [ref. 34211] see remarks, Last et al. 2016:364 [ref. 34581], Last et al. 2016:596 [ref. 35010], Ali et al. 2018:304 [ref. 36183], Golani & Fricke 2018:16 [ref. 36273], Kumar et al. 2018:298 [ref. 36178], Suresh et al. 2018:50 [ref. 36495], Eagderi et al. 2019:10 [ref. 37020], Zajonz et al. 2019:60 [ref. 36871]). •Valid as Pastinachus sephen (Fabricius 1775) -- (Fricke 2008:12 [ref. 30182]).

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atrus Pastinachus ater (Macleay [W.] 1883)Valid
atrus Pastinachus atrus (Macleay [W.] 1883)Synonym
fluviatilis Pastinachus fluviatilis (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Synonym
gracilicaudus Pastinachus gracilicaudus Last [P. R.] & Manjaji-Matsumoto [B. M.] 2010Valid
gruveli Pastinachus gruveli (Chabanaud [P.] 1923)Synonym
solocirostris Pastinachus solocirostris Last [P. R.], Manjaji [B. M.] & Yearsley [G. K.] 2005Valid
stellurostris Pastinachus stellurostris Last [P. R.], Fahmi [no initials] & Naylor [G. J. P.] 2010Valid
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