Dentiraja lemprieri

(Richardson, 1845)

Australian thornback skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Richardson, J. (1844)
Ichthyology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror. In J. Richardson & J. E. Gray. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, under the command of Captain Sir J.C. Ross ...(1839–43). London. Vol. 2(2): i–viii + 1–139

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Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson, 1845)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus lemprieri, Okamejei lemprieri, Raia lemprieri, Raia molaridens, Raia parvidens, Raja dentata, Raja lamprieri, Raja lemprieri, Raja (Dentiraja) dentata, Raja (Okamejei) lemprieri, Raya lemprieri

Dentiraja lemprieri

Dipturus lemprieri
Holotype: BMNH: ?
Raja dentata
Holotype: SMNS: 1658;

Description :

Citation: Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson, 1845): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Dorsal surface of Dentiraja lemprieri, juvenile male (CSIRO H 621–02, 378 mm TL, fresh). In: Last, P.R. & GLEDHILL, D.C. 2008 A new skate of the genus Dentiraja (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from southern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 109-118
Common names
eng Australian thornback skate, eng Denticulate skate, eng Lemprieres skate, eng Thornback skate

Eastern Indian Ocean: 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]. Occurs on soft bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 7300). Feeds on benthic fishes and crustaceans.

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

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 170 m [1388], usually 0 - 40 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=10672;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)