Dipturus apricus Last, White & Pogonoski 2008


Other Names: Pale Tropical Skate

Dipturus apricus. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:

An abundant medium size skate with a very long snout, slender tail and quadrangular disc. The disk is broader than it is long and the tail short, with 1 row of thorns. Void of nuchal thorns, malar thorns and lacking a rosette of thorns around the eyes. Grey-brown dorsal surface, ventral surface dusky and irregular with dark-edged pores.


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Wood, D.R. 2018, Dipturus apricus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2646

Dipturus apricus Last, White & Pogonoski 2008

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Depth

195-605 m

Distribution

From Hinchinbrook Island to Gladstone off Queensland. Found at a depth of 195-605 m.

Features

Medium size skate with a very long snout. Short, slender tail with a pale upper caudal fin lobe and a quadrangular disc. Void of nuchal thorns, malar thorns and lacking a rosette of thorns around the eyes. Grey-brown dorsal surface, ventral surface dusky with dark-edged pores.

Biology

Almost nothing is known about the biology of this species. Males mature at 55-66 cm.

Author

Wood, D.R. 2018

Dipturus apricus Last, White & Pogonoski 2008

References


Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37031035

Depth:195-605 m

Max Size:77 cm TL

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