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Taeniura melanospila
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Taeniura melanospila

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Taeniura melanospila was originally described as Taeniura melanospila by Bleeker in 1853. It belongs to the family Dasyatidae. It is found in Salt water.
Species   melanospila
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1853
Status   Synonym
Class  
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Order  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatiformes
Family   Dasyatidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Taeniura
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Myliobatiformes
Family   Dasyatidae
Genus   Taeniura
Original Name   Taeniura        
Taxon Name   melanospilos
Original Combination   Taeniura melanospilos
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Taeniura melanospilos
OriginalSubGenus   Taeniura
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1853
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Jakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 7453
Page   513

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Taeniurops meyeni
Current Species   meyeni
Current Genus   Taeniurops
Current AuthorWI   Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.]
Current AuthorNI   Müller & Henle
Current Year   1841
Current Family   Botiidae
Current Subfamily  
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Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Round ribbontail ray.
Bleeker, 1853
Attains 3m Length, 1.6m Width. Indo-West Pacific, Red Sea and south to Natal.
Bleeker, 1853
Attains 3m Length, 1.6m Width. Indo-West Pacific, Red Sea and south to Natal.
   
Distribution ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Taeniurops meyeni  (Müller & Henle 1841). Dasyatidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Taeniura melanospilos  Bleeker 1853 -- (Dor 1984:19 [ref. 29757], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:16 [ref. 6441] as melanospila, Compagno 1986:141 [ref. 5648], Allen & Swainston 1988:28 [ref. 25477] as melanospila, Paxton et al. 1989:43 [ref. 12442] as melanospila, Randall et al. 1990:30 [ref. 15987] as melanospila, Goren & Dor 1994:5 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:80 [ref. 27969] as melanospila, Chen et al. 1997:8 [ref. 26476] dated 1866, Fricke 1999:30 [ref. 24106] as melanospilos, Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122]). • Apparently should be Taeniura melanospila  . • Synonym of Taeniura meyeni  Müller & Henle 1841 -- (Last & Stevens 1994:413 [ref. 23873], Randall 1995:47 [ref. 22896], Last & Compagno 1999:1496 [ref. 24639], Compagno 1999:497 [ref. 25589], Bonfil & Abdallah 2004:51 [ref. 27735], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:84 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:20 [ref. 28239], Compagno et al. 2005:75 [ref. 29145], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:316 [ref. 28867], Paxton et al. 2006:195 [ref. 28995]). • Synonym of Taeniurops meyeni  (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Last el al. 2010:235 [ref. 32461]).

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ater Pastinachus ater (Macleay [W.] 1883)Valid
atra Taeniura atra Macleay [W.] 1883Synonym
brocki Taeniura brocki Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953Uncertain
grabata Taeniura grabata (Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817)Valid
grabatus Taeniura grabatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817)Valid
lessoni Taeniura lessoni Last [P. R.], White [W. T.] & Naylor [G.] 2016Valid
lymma Taeniura lymma (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Valid
lymna Taeniura lymna (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Spelling
magdalenae Taeniura magdalenae Duméril [A. H. A.] (ex Valenciennes) 1865Synonym
melanospilos Taeniura melanospilos Bleeker [P.] 1853Synonym
meyeni Taeniura meyeni Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841Synonym
mortoni Taeniura mortoni Macleay [W.] 1883Synonym
motoro Taeniura motoro Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] (ex Natterer) 1841Synonym
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