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melanospilos, Taeniura Bleeker [P.] 1853:513 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 4 (no. 3); ref. 336] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 7453. •Valid as Taeniura melanospilos Bleeker 1853 -- (Dor 1984:19 [ref. 29757], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:16 [ref. 6441] as melanospila, Compagno 1986:141 [ref. 5648], Allen & Swainston 1988:28 [ref. 25477] as melanospila, Paxton et al. 1989:43 [ref. 12442] as melanospila, Randall et al. 1990:30 [ref. 15987] as melanospila, Goren & Dor 1994:5 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:80 [ref. 27969] as melanospila, Chen et al. 1997:8 [ref. 26476] dated 1866, Fricke 1999:30 [ref. 24106] as melanospilos, Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122]). •Synonym of Taeniura meyeni Müller & Henle 1841 -- (Last & Stevens 1994:413 [ref. 23873], Randall 1995:47 [ref. 22896], Last & Compagno 1999:1496 [ref. 24639], Compagno 1999:497 [ref. 25589], Bonfil & Abdallah 2004:51 [ref. 27735], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:84 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:20 [ref. 28239], Compagno et al. 2005:75 [ref. 29145], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:316 [ref. 28867], Paxton et al. 2006:195 [ref. 28995], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:58 [ref. 35264]). •Synonym of Taeniurops meyeni (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Last el al. 2010:235 [ref. 32461], Ali et al. 2018:304 [ref. 36183], Golani & Fricke 2018:16 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Synonym of Taeniurops meyeni (Müller & Henle 1841). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Habitat: marine.