Dentiraja polyommata

(Ogilby, 1910)

Argus skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Ogilby, J.D. (1910)
On some new fishes from the Queensland coast. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 23, 85–139

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus polyommata, Pavoraja polyommata, Pavoraja (Argoraja) polyommata, Raja polyommata

Dentiraja polyommata

Dipturus polyommata
Lectotype: AMS: I.10904;

Description :

Citation: Dentiraja polyommata (Ogilby, 1910): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Dorsal view of Dentiraja polyommata (not retained, Swains Reef, Queensland, female, 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
eng Argus skate

Short Description
Dorsal surface pinkish brown to greyish brown with irregular clusters of small, dark, white-edged spots. Ventral surface pale, occasionally with dark patches around mouth and central disc. Dorsal fins uniform pale brown. Disc quadrangular, broader than long. Snout short to moderate. Tail of medium length, depressed, slender; lateral skin folds well developed. Nuchal thorn small. Orbital thorns usually absent from mid-eye, usually less than 5 in mature specimens. Mature males with denticles along anterolateral margin.

Western Pacific: eastern Australia. Source:

Oviparous (Ref. 9908). Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found on the outer continental shelf and upper slopes. Bottom-dweller that feeds on invertebrates and bony fish.

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 140 - 310 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=14788;