Dentiraja australis

(MACLEAY, 1884)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
MACLEAY, W. (1883)
Some results of trawl fishing outside Port Jackson. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, ser. 1, 8: 457–462

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus australis, Okamejei australis, Raia australis, Raja australis, Raja (Okamejei) australis

Dentiraja australis

Description :

Citation: Dentiraja australis (MACLEAY, 1884): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Dorsal view of Dentiraja australis (MACLEAY, 1884) (CSIRO H 722–01, 485 mm TL, adult male, fresh); In: LAST, P.R. 2008 New short-snout members of the skate genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian seas. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 53-98
Common names
deu \(T\) Glattrochen, eng Common skate, eng Pommy skate, eng Skate, eng Sydney skate

Western Pacific: endemic to Australia. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 180 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=14781;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Creniola laticauda (SCHIOEDTE & MEINERT, 1881) [23898]