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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 31, No. 3, 2010, pp. 675-676
Bioline Code: zr10094
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2010, pp. 675-676

 en A new record of Dasyatid fish in China: Dasyatis laosensis
Zi-Ming, Chen; Xiao-Yan, Zhang; Wen-Long, Qi; Jiang-Hong, Li & Heng, Xiao

Abstract

One specimen was collected from the main course of Lancangjiang River (upper reach of Mekong) in Guanlei Port, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China in April, 2008. It is identified as Dasyatis laosensis, a new record of Dasyatidae species in China. It could be distinguished from other Dasyatis species by a combination of the following characteristics: one enlarged venomous spine on the tail, ventral surface of body with orange marginal coloration, tail length greater than body length.

Keywords
Dasyatis laosensis; Fish; New species record; Lancangjiang River; China

 
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