Dipturus innominatus

(GARRICK & PAUL, 1974)


New Zealand smooth skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
GARRICK, J.A.F. & PAUL, L.J. (1974)
The taxonomy of New Zealand Skates (Suborder Rajoidea), with descriptions of three new species. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 4 (3): 345–377

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja innominata

Types
Dipturus innominatus
Holotype: NMNZ: P01441; Paratype: NMNZ: P05484; NMNZ: P05546; NMNZ: P05534; NMNZ: P05486; NMNZ: P05485; NMNZ: P05483; NMNZ: P01040; NMNZ: P01817; NMNZ: P05487; NMNZ: P04680; NMNZ: P03094;


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Citation: Dipturus innominatus (GARRICK & PAUL, 1974): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Common names
eng New Zealand smooth skate, eng Smooth skate

Short Description
Grey with scattered charcoal blotches dorsally, greyish-white ventrally [578].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Young hatch at about 20-23 cm [578].

Size / Weight / Age
240 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578]); max. reported age: 24 years (Ref. 47618)

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 1310 m [578]