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margaritella, Dasyatis Compagno [L. J. V.] & Roberts [T. R.] 1984:290, Figs. 2b, 3 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 43 (no. 18); ref. 8237] Mbode, Cameroon Republic. Holotype: CAS-SU 68915. Paratypes: CAS-SU 68916 (2). Additional material: AMNH 41515 (1); BMNH 1852.8.30.23 (1), 1914.11.2.75 (1), 1920.8.12.1 (1), 1937.4.19.4 (1); ISH 141 to 142-1962 (6), 183-1963 (2), 295-1959 (1); USNM 222590-91 (6, 2), 222593 (4). •Valid as Dasyatis margaritella Compagno & Roberts 1974 -- (Nishida 1990:92 [ref. 19783], Séret in Lévêque et al. 1990:72 [ref. 21589], Compagno 1999:496 [ref. 25589], Rosenberger 2001:615 [ref. 25447], Santos & Carvalho 2004:16 [ref. 28040], Carvalho et al. 2007:163 [ref. 30012], Weigmann 2016:130 [ref. 34211], Séret 2016:1411 [ref. 34545]). •Valid as Fontitrygon margaritella (Compagno & Roberts 1984) -- (Last et al. 2016:361 [ref. 34581], Last et al. 2016:549 [ref. 35010]). Current status: Valid as Fontitrygon margaritella (Compagno & Roberts 1984). Dasyatidae: Urogymninae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic. Habitat: brackish, marine.