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Taeniura lymma2a.jpg
Bluespotted ribbontail ray (T. lymma)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae
Genus: Taeniura
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1837
Type species
Trygon ornatus
Gray 1830
  • Discobatis Miklukho-Maclay & Macleay 1886
  • Discotrygon Fowler 1910

Taeniura is a genus of stingrays in the family Dasyatidae. The species Taeniurops grabata and T. meyeni were formerly placed in this genus. However, phylogenetic research has shown that these two species are not closely related to T. lymma, and they have been assigned to a separate genus, Taeniurops.[1]



  1. ^ Last, P.R.; Naylor, G.J.; Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. (2016). "A revised classification of the family Dasyatidae (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) based on new morphological and molecular insights". Zootaxa. 4139 (3): 345–368. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4139.3.2. 
  2. ^ Last, P.R.; White, W.T.; Naylor, G. (2016). "Three new stingrays (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) from the Indo–West Pacific". Zootaxa. 4147 (4): 377–402. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4147.4.2.