order: Myliobatiformes 

Family: Rhinopteridae (cownose rays)

Species: 1

AUSTRALIAN COWNOSE RAY

Rhinoptera neglecta (Ogilby, 1912)

IUCN Status

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BIOLOGY

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140 cm DW

Males at ~115 cm DW
~31 cm DW
Unknown
Viviparous, with histotrophy

KEY FEATURES

  • Snout strongly notched medially to form two lobes

  • Dorsal-fin origin just forward of pelvic-fin insertions

  • Tail long and whip-like, about twice maximum width (often damaged)

  • Disc broad and short

  • Head thick and broad

  • Dorsal-fin posterior margin upright

Sharks and rays of

papua new guinea

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