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chrysonota, Trygon Smith [A.] 1828:2 [South African Commercial Advertiser v. 3 (no. 145); ref. 12603] Off Gamtoos River surf, Eastern Cape, South Africa, depth 53 meters. Neotype: SAM 31697. Neotype designated by Cowley & Compagno 1993:145 [ref. 21968]. •Valid as Dasyatis chrysonota (Smith 1828) -- (Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:viii [ref. 21953], Cowley & Compagno 1993:144 [ref. 21968] with subspecies, Compagno 1999:495 [ref. 25589], Santos & Carvalho 2004:17 [ref. 28040], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:82 [ref. 28072], Weigmann 2016:129 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:355 [ref. 34581], Last et al. 2016:537 [ref. 35010], Fricke et al. 2018:25 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Dasyatis chrysonota (Smith 1828). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean: Namibia and South Africa to southern Madagascar. Habitat: brackish, marine.