False Argus Skate, Dentiraja falloarga (Last 2008)

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

This species was previously referred to as Dipturus falloargus.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Dentiraja falloarga in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2652

False Argus Skate, Dentiraja falloarga (Last 2008)

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Endemic to northwestern Australia, from off Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, to off Melville Island, Northern Territory. 


The specific name falloargus is from the Latin fallo (= false or deceive) and the mythical Argus.

Species Citation

Dipturus falloargus Last 2008, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper No. 021: 77 [derivation stated to be a combination of the Latin fallo = false or deceive + the mythical Argus, with Argus the Latinized version of the Greek Argos, which can be a noun or adjective and subsequently treated as an adjective by Last et al. 2016]. Type data: Holotype CSIRO H.5192–01 ♂, north of Exmouth Gulf, WA [21°29'S, 114°04'E]. 


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False Argus Skate, Dentiraja falloarga (Last 2008)


Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

Last, P.R. 2008. New short-snout members of the skate genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian seas. pp. 9-52 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 

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., Carvalho, M.R. de, Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Naylor, G.J.P. (eds.) Rays of the World. Clayton South, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 790 pp. 

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

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. 

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

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls.

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CAAB Code:37031030

Depth:120-255 m


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