Queensland Deepwater Skate, Dipturus queenslandicus Last, White & Pogonoski 2008


Dipturus queenslandicus. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:
A medium-sized greyish-brown skate with a greyish to brownish (often blotched ) underside, a pale snout tip, a blackish dorsal fin, pale caudal fin and small conspicuous black-edged sensory pores (not surrounded by a dusky blotch).
This rare deepwater skate has a very long pointed snout, a  usually 1-2 nuchal thorns, and a malar thorn patch in adult males. 

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Bray, D.J. 2016, Dipturus queenslandicus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2655

Queensland Deepwater Skate, Dipturus queenslandicus Last, White & Pogonoski 2008

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Distribution

Near Saumarez Reef, Saumarez Plateau, Coral Sea, Queensland.

Biology

Almost nothing is known about the biology and ecology of this species. Juvenile males ranged between 29.2-35.5 cm TL, and no adolescent males were caught.

Etymology

The species is named queenslandicus for the regional geographical range of this species - Queensland.

Species Citation

Dipturus queenslandicus Last, White & Pogonoski 2008, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 021: 42, figs 26-31. Type locality: south of Saumarez Reef, Saumarez Plateau, QLD [22°49'S 154°10'E]. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2016

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Queensland Deepwater Skate, Dipturus queenslandicus Last, White & Pogonoski 2008

References


Awruch, C.A. & White, W.T. 2015. Dipturus queenslandicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T195452A68621739. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T195452A68621739.en. Downloaded on 09 December 2016.

Last, P.R., Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Weigmann, S. 2016. 19. Skates. Family Rajidae, pp. 204-363. In: Last, P.R., White, W.T., de Carvalho, M.R., Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Naylor, G.J.P. (eds) Rays of the World. Clayton South, VIC :  CSIRO Publishing, i-vii, 790 pp.

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. (p. 338, as Raja sp. K)

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

Last, P.R., Weigmann, S. & Yang, L. 2016. Changes to the nomenclature of the skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes). In: Last, P.R. & Yearsley, G.K. (eds) Rays of the World: Supplementary Information. CSIRO Special Publication: 11-34.

Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. 2008. New skates of the genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian Seas. pp. 9-51 in Last, P.R., White, W.T., Pogonoski, J.J. & Gledhill, D.C. (eds) Description of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper No. 021: 1-181. 

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37031036

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:400-605 m

Habitat:Soft bottoms

Max Size:76 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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