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purpurea, Trygon Smith [A.] in Müller & Henle 1841:160, [Pl. 52] [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] No locality [South Africa]. No types known. Based on a drawing by A. Smith (BMNH). •Synonym of Dasyatis violacea (Bonaparte 1832) -- (Compagno 1986:137 [ref. 5648], Scott & Scott 1988:58 [ref. 25518]). •Valid as Dasyatis purpurea (Smith 1841) -- (Winterbottom et al. 1989:5 [ref. 13251]). •Synonym of Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte 1832) -- (Weigmann 2016:140 [ref. 34211], Jones et al. 2020:299 [ref. 37610]). Current status: Synonym of Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte 1832). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Habitat: marine.