Dipturus gudgeri

(WHITLEY, 1940)


Bight skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
WHITLEY, G.P. (1940)
The fishes of Australia. Part 1. The sharks, rays, devil fishes and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 230 pp.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus cf. gudgeri, Raja gudgeri, Zearaja gudgeri

Types
Dipturus gudgeri
Holotype: AMS: E.4284; Paratype: AMS: IB.769; AMS: IB.768;


Description :


Citation: Dipturus gudgeri (WHITLEY, 1940): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Dipturus gudgeri, adolescent male (CSIRO H 599–01, 1282 mm TL, fresh): A, dorsal surface; B, ventral surface.; In: LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. & POGONOSKI, J.J. 2008 New skates of the genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian Seas. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 9-52
Common names
eng Bight skate, eng Brown bight skate, eng Greenback skate

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: southern Australia, from Western Australia to New South Wales. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

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

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 160 - 700 m [1388], usually 400 - 550 m [1388]