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DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4121.5.3

Platyrhina psomadakisi sp. nov., a new species of fanray (Batoidea: Platyrhinidae) from the Andaman Sea, the first record of this family in the Indian Ocean

WILLIAM T. WHITE, PETER R. LAST

Abstract


A new species of fanray (Platyrhina) is described based on four specimens collected in 2015 from the Andaman Sea, off Myanmar. These represent the first records of the family Platyrhinidae from the Indian Ocean with the three other members of the genus being restricted to the North-West Pacific. The new species differs from its congeners in having a series of faint dark bands on the body and tail, more pectoral-fin radials, and much more widely separated dorsal fins.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Platyrhina, new species, Indian Ocean, Myanmar, first records

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