Thornback Skate, Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson 1845)


Other Names: Denticulate Skate, Denticulated Skate, Lamprieres Skate, Lempriere's Skate, Thornback Skate

A Thornback Skate, Dentiaja lemprieri, in the Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:

A distinctive greyish skate with lighter and darker blotches; underside pale with  a large blackish blotch on the snout tip. The Thornback Skate is the most common skate in south-eastern Australia.


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DIanne J. Bray, Dentiraja lemprieri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3893

Thornback Skate, Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson 1845)

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Distribution

Endemic to continental shelf waters of south-eastern Australia, form Jervis Bay (New South Wales) to Beachport (South Australia) and around Tasmania. Lives on soft bottoms in depths to 170 m, mostly in shallow waters above 40 m.

Features


Size


To 52 cm TL

Colour


Feeding

Carnivore - feeds mostly on bottom-dwellng fishes and crustaceans.

Biology

Little is known of the biology of the Thornback Skate.

Fisheries


Conservation

IUCN Red List: Least Concern

EPBC Act: Not listed

Remarks


Similar Species


Etymology


Species Citation


Author

DIanne J. Bray

Resources


Thornback Skate, Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson 1845)

References



Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37031007

Conservation:IUCN: Least Concern

Depth:To 170 metres

Feeding:Carnivore

Habitat:Soft bottoms

Max Size:52 cm TL

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