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bennettii, Trygon Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841:160, [Pl. 53] [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] China; Trinidad Island, West Indies. Syntypes: (3) BMNH 1953.8.10.13 (1) China, uncat. (1, not found) Trinidad, MNHN (1) not found. Type catalog: Séret & McEachran 1987:33 [ref. 9312] with specimen at Paris not found. Spelled Bennetti on p. xxii and on p. 160 and Bennettii on p. xix and on the Plate. First revisor seems to be Richardson 1846:197 [ref. 3742] who selected bennettii as the correct original spelling. •Valid as Dasyatis bennettii (Müller & Henle 1841) [usually as bennetti] -- (Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:15 [ref. 6441], Nishida 1990:92 [ref. 19783], Nishida & Nakaya 1990:334 [ref. 20166], Chen et al. 1997:8 [ref. 26476], Last & Compagno 1999:1499 [ref. 24639], Vossoughi & Vosoughi 1999:304 [ref. 25467], Compagno 1999:495 [ref. 25589], Nakabo 2000:180 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:582 [ref. 25122], Shinohara et al. 2001:291 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:180 [ref. 26001], Santos et al. 2004:10 [ref. 27848], Compagno et al. 2005:70 [ref. 29145], Schwartz 2008:36 [ref. 36773], Fricke et al. 2011:347 [ref. 31242], Last et al. 2012:30 [ref. 31993], Yamashita et al. 2012:133 [ref. 32408] as bennetti, Last & White 2013:10 [ref. 32949], Weigmann 2016:128 [ref. 34211], Zhang et al. 2016:44 [ref. 34477]). •Valid as Hemitrygon bennettii (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Last et al. 2016:355 [ref. 34581] as bennetti, Last et al. 2016:552 [ref. 35010], Manjaji-Matsumoto in Kimura et al. 2018:12 [ref. 36460], Muktha et al. 2019:103 [ref. 36588]). Current status: Valid as Hemitrygon bennettii (Müller & Henle 1841). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Bay of Bengal (India); Java (Indonesia) and Vietnam to China and Taiwan. Habitat: marine.