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walga, Trygon Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841:159, [Pl. 51 (left)] [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] Red Sea; Ganges Delta. Syntypes: (10) BMNH (1); MNHN (4), MNHN 0000-2337 (1) Red Sea, 2431 (1) Ganges; RMNH (3). Type catalog: Bertin 1939:85-86 [ref. 20739], Séret & McEachran 1987:20 [ref. 9312]. Apparently based on multiple species; lectotype designation needed to restrict species to current usage. •Synonym of Dasyatis imbricata (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Dor 1984:17 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Dasyatis walga (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Krishnan & Mishra 1993:211 [ref. 24016], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:78 [ref. 27969]). •Synonym of Himantura imbricata (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Séret & McEachran 1986:20 [ref. 9312], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:45 [ref. 20764], Randall 1995:45 [ref. 22896]). •Valid as Himantura walga (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Last & Compagno 1999:1492 [ref. 24639], Compagno 1999:496 [ref. 25589], Vossoughi & Vosoughi 1999:304 [ref. 25467], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:583 [ref. 25122], Sujatha 2002:157 [ref. 26899], Compagno et al. 2005:74 [ref. 29145], Kimura 2009:13 [ref. 30426], Weigmann 2011:265 [ref. 32424], Last & White 2013:18 [ref. 32949], Kottelat 2013:26 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:15 [ref. 34464], Manjaji-Matsumoto in Kimura et al. 2015:8 [ref. 34319], Weigmann 2016:138 [ref. 34211] see remarks). •Valid as Brevitrygon walga (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Last et al. 2016:360 [ref. 34581], Last et al. 2016:536 [ref. 35010], Ali et al. 2018:304 [ref. 36183], Golani & Fricke 2018:15 [ref. 36273], Jawad et al. 2018:96 [ref. 36262] as B. walga s.l., Suresh et al. 2018:48 [ref. 36495]). Current status: Valid as Brevitrygon walga (Müller & Henle 1841). Dasyatidae: Urogymninae. Distribution: Red Sea, northern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf east to India. Habitat: marine.