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Aptychotrema vincentiana, Western Shovelnose Ray. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T44186A68609294

Morgan, D.L. and McAuley, R.B. (2015) Aptychotrema vincentiana, Western Shovelnose Ray. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T44186A68609294. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Abstract

The Western Shovelnose Ray (Aptychotrema vincentiana) is widely distributed across southern and western Australian coastal waters between Port Phillip Bay (Victoria) and Port Hedland (Western Australia); although there is some uncertainty regarding the taxonomy of the species within northwestern Australia (probably Shark Bay northwards). This species occurs in a variety of habitats, from shallow inshore waters to a depth of 125 m. It reaches a maximum size of around 100 cm total length and is one of the more productive rhinobatids with litter sizes of 14-16 pups. The Western Shovelnose Ray is taken in several commercial fisheries and although it is generally returned to the water (some catch is retained), some mortality is reported to occur in trawl fisheries and possibly during post-release. However, this species is assessed as Least Concern on the basis of being wide-ranging and common.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Copyright: © 2015 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/38245
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