Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Dasyatidae
(Stingrays) > Neotrygoninae
More on authors: Last, White & Puckridge.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C - ; 23°S - 26°S
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Indian Ocean: Western Australia (Ref. 84040).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.2 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 84040)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A relatively large Neotrygon (reaching at least 30 cm OW) with the following combination of characters: disc weakly quadrangular, slightly broader than long, width about 1.1 times length; pectoral apices broadly rounded; snout fleshy, broadly rounded, angle 110-123°, length 2.1-2.4 times interorbital width; preoral length 2.1-2.4 times mouth width; internasal distance about 1.2 in prenasal length; interspiracular distance 14.8-15% OW; nostril length 4-4.2% OW; nasal curtain width 9.2-10.8% OW; mouth width 8.1-10.5% OW; body and tail naked except for 4-5 thornlets in single continuous row in nuchal region; pectoral-fin radials 105-107; total vertebral centra (including synarcual) 125-126, trunk centra (including synarcual) 37-42; dorsal coloration with a dense, asymmetric scattering of small, orange spots and larger bluish white blotches.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., W.T. White and M. Puckridge, 2010. Neotrygon ningalooensis n. sp. (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae), a new maskray from Australia. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 16(2):37-50. (Ref. 84040)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00342 - 0.03513), b=3.11 (2.86 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 52 [7, 300] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.08 [0.20, 4.34] mg/100g ; Protein = 21 [19, 24] % ; Omega3 = 0.282 [0.100, 0.763] g/100g ; Selenium = 17.4 [4.6, 64.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 16.6 [3.9, 72.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.826 [0.210, 3.179] mg/100g (wet weight);