Brochiraja vittacauda

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

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Brochiraja vittacauda sp. nov, adult male holotype (NMNZ P 39563, 719 mm TL); © PETER R. LAST & BERNARD SÉRET

Brochiraja vittacauda
Holotype: NMNZ: P39563; Paratype: NMNZ: P42691;

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Citation: Brochiraja vittacauda LAST & SÉRET, 2012: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Short Description
large species of Brochiraja, long tail, orbit moderately large, central dorsal disc with fine denticles, otherwise naked apart from enlarged, tail with mediodorsal rows of hooked thorns and small spiny denticles, total pectoral radials 76–77; predorsal vertebrae 112–114; 40–44 tooth rows in upper jaw. Color: dorsal surface of disc mostly dark violet, outer disc, pelvic fins and tail reddish brown

endemic; only known from small section of the West Norfolk Ridge (ca 33º40–34°18' S, 167º 50–168°24’ E)

Size / Weight / Age
max male: 719 mm TL, 49,4 mm DW; female: ? (types)

marine; depth range 629–973 m depth

shark-references Species-ID=11946;