Aetomylaeus nieuhofii

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Myliobatiformes
Subordo: Myliobatoidei
Superfamilia: Dasyatoidea
Familia: Aetobatidae
Genus: Aetomylaeus
Species: Aetomylaeus nieuhofii



Aetomylaeus nieuhofii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

  • Neotype: .
    • Neotype designated by White et al., 2015

Type locality: East Indies.

Etymology: Spelled Raja nichofii in original text of Bloch & Schneider but corrected in corregenda (p. 579) to Raja niehofii. Apparent misspelling of nieuhofii, in honor of Johan Nieuhof (1618-1672), Dutch East India Company, whose illustration of this ray was copied by Francis Willughby in 1686, from which Bloch & Schneider’s description was based. (From The ETYFish Project). According to the Code of ICZN (Art. 32.5.1.) "If there is in the original publication itself, without recourse to any external source of information, clear evidence of an inadvertent error, such as a lapsus calami or a copyist's or printer's error, it must be corrected." Therefore, the species name had to be changed to Aetomylaeus nieuhofii.



Vernacular names

English: Banded Eagle Ray


  • Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. 1801. M.E. Blochii, Systema ichthyologiae iconibus cx illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit Jo. Gottlob Schneider, Saxo. Berolini. Sumtibus Auctoris Impressum et Bibliopolio Sanderiano Commissum. i–lx + 1–584, Pls. 1–110. BHL Reference page
  • White, W.T., Last, P.R. & Baje, L., 2015: Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus, a new species of eagle ray (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from northern Australia and New Guinea. Ichthyological Research 63(1) [2016]: 94-109. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-015-0480-9 Reference page