Wednesday, September 7, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2016] Zanobatus maculatus • A New Species of Panray (Elasmobranchii: Batoidea: Zanobatidae) from the Gulf of Guinea, eastern central Atlantic


 Zanabatus maculatus 
 Séret, 2016 

Abstract

A new species of panray, Zanabatus maculatus sp. nov., is described from 12 type specimens collected in the Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Central Atlantic). The new species is distinguished from its sympatric congener, the striped panray Zanobatus schoenleinii, by its smaller size, heavier thorn pattern, spearhead-shaped dermal denticles and maculate colour pattern.

Keywords: Pisces, Zanobatidae, Zanobatus maculatus, new species, maculate panray, Gulf of Guinea, eastern central Atlantic


   

Bernard Séret. 2016. Zanobatus maculatus, A New Species of Panray from the Gulf of Guinea, eastern central Atlantic (Elasmobranchii: Batoidea: Zanobatidae).
Zootaxa. 4161(4); 509–522. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4161.4.2


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