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tortonesei, Dasyatis CapapĂ© [C.] 1975:116, Fig. 4 [Archives de l'Institut Pasteur de Tunis v. 52 (nos 1-2) (for Mar.-June 1975); ref. 8951] Gulf of Tunis, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea. Holotype (unique): MNHN 1977-0107. MNHN 1977-0107 is misidentified, it is holotype of D. pastinaca (Saadaoui et al. 2016:110 [ref. 34799]). A neotype is needed (Saadaoui et al. 2016:112 [ref. 34799]). •Synonym of Dasyatis pastinaca (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Santos & Carvalho 2004:17 [ref. 28040]). •Valid as Dasyatis tortonesei Capepé 1975 -- (Capapé 1977:95 [ref. 20631], Capapé 1978:98 [ref. 9545], McEachran & Capapé in Whitehead et al. 1984:200 [ref. 13675], Golani 1996:22 [ref. 22271], Compagno 1999:496 [ref. 25589] with question, Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:25 [ref. 26753], Fricke et al. 2007:20 [ref. 29533], Psomadakis et al. 2012:15 [ref. 33457], Weigmann 2016:133 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:355 [ref. 34581] dated 1977, Saadaoui et al. 2016:101 [ref. 34799] as cf. tortonesei, Last et al. 2016:541 [ref. 35010]). Current status: Valid as Dasyatis tortonesei CapapĂ© 1975. Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.