Brochiraja heuresa

LAST & SÉRET, 2012



Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & SÉRET, B. (2012)
Two new softnose skates of the genus Brochiraja (Rajoidei: Arhynchobatidae) from the deepwater slopes and banks of the Norfolk Ridge (South-West Pacific). Zootaxa, 3155: 47–64

Image of the original description

Brochiraja heuresa sp. nov., adult male holotype (CSIRO H 6073–01, 355 mm TL); © PETER R. LAST & BERNARD SÉRET



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Citation: Brochiraja heuresa LAST & SÉRET, 2012: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Short Description
small species of Brochiraja, long tail, orbit moderately large, disc covered with minute spiny denticles, tail with small thorns, surrounded by fine denticles, total pectoral radials 58–63; predorsal vertebrae 88–100; 30–42 tooth rows in upper jawColor: dorsal surface of disc, posterior lobe of pelvic fin and tail pale bluish pink; anterior lobe darker reddish brown;

Distribution
endemic; only known from deep banks and ridges of the northern Tasman Sea, including the western Norfolk Ridge and the Wanganella Bank (ca 32°35’–35°08’ S, 166°56’–169°29’ E)

Size / Weight / Age
max male: 358 mm TL, 54,5 mm DW; max female: 364 mm TL, 52,9 mm DW (types)

Habitat
marine; depth range 870 - 1350 m

Remarks
66408