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marmorata, Trygon pastinaca var. Steindachner [F.] 1892:381 [25], Pl. 3 (fig. 1) [Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 59 (1. Abth.); ref. 14517] Bay of Gorée, Senegal, western Africa. Holotype (unique): NMW 89680. On p. 25 of separate. •Synonym of Dasyatis chrysonota (Smith 1828), but a valid subspecies as described -- (Cowley & Compagno 1993:146 [ref. 21968]). •Valid as Dasyatis marmorata (Steindachner 1892) -- (Compagno & Roberts 1984:285 [ref. 8237], Capapé & Desoutter 1990:61 [ref. 19317], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:96 [ref. 25472], Capapé et al. 1999:53 [ref. 25276], Santos & Carvalho 2004:17 [ref. 28040], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:82 [ref. 28072], Psomadakis et al. 2012:15 [ref. 33457], Weigmann 2016:131 [ref. 34211] see remarks, Séret 2016:1412 [ref. 34545], Last et al. 2016:355 [ref. 34581], Saadaoui et al. 2016:101 [ref. 34799], Last et al. 2016:539 [ref. 35010], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:171 [ref. 37302], Reiner 2019:47 [ref. 38139], Bariche & Fricke 2020:20 [ref. 37515], Chatsipyrou et al. 2020:4 [ref. 37902], Serena et al. 2020:502 [ref. 37963]). Current status: Valid as Dasyatis marmorata (Steindachner 1892). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea; eastern Atlantic: Morocco south to South Africa, including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.