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astra, Himantura Last [P. R.], Manjaji-Matsumoto [B. M.] & Pogonoski [J. J.] 2008:304, Figs. 1-5 [CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper No. 022; ref. 29696] Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia, 13°02'S, 138°51'E, depth 55 meters. Holotype: CSIRO H 3377-01. Paratypes: 37 specimens at CSIRO. Plus non-type specimens. •Valid as Himantura astra Last, Manjaji-Matsumoto & Pogonoski 2008 -- (Naylor et al. 2012:68 [ref. 32267] see remarks, Larson et al. 2013:18 [ref. 32988], Weigmann 2016:134 [ref. 34211]). •Valid as Maculabatis astra (Last, Manjaji-Matsumoto & Pogonoski 2008) -- (Last et al. 2016:362 [ref. 34581], Last et al. 2016:66 [ref. 34669], Last et al. 2016:575 [ref. 35010], White et al. 2017:232 [ref. 35860], White & Ko'ou 2018:55 [ref. 35922]). Current status: Valid as Maculabatis astra (Last, Manjaji-Matsumoto & Pogonoski 2008). Dasyatidae: Urogymninae. Distribution: Northern Australia and New Guinea. Habitat: brackish, marine.