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microphthalmus, Dasyatis Chen [J. T. F.] 1948:8, Fig. 6 [Quarterly Journal of the Taiwan Museum (Taipei) v. 1 (no. 3); ref. 13046] Keelung market, northern Taiwan. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Type catalog: Ho & Shao 2011:20 [ref. 31432]. •Valid as Himantura microphthalma (Chen 1948) -- (Compagno 1999:496 [ref. 25589], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:583 [ref. 25122], Ho & Shao 2011:20 [ref. 31432] as microphthalmus). •Probably not in Himantura ; possibly close to Dasyatis acutirostra Nishida & Nakaya 1988 -- (Manjaji-Matsumoto & Last 2006:295 [ref. 28776]). •Valid as Dasyatis microphthalma Chen 1948 -- (Ebert et al. 2013:360 [ref. 33045] with question, Weigmann 2016:132 [ref. 34211]). •Possibly valid as Telatrygon microphthalma (Chen 1948). Current status: Uncertain as Telatrygon microphthalma (Chen 1948). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Taiwan or East China Sea area. Habitat: marine.