Dipturus kwangtungensis

(Chu, 1960)

Kwangtung skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Chu, Y.-T. (1960)
Cartilaginous Fishes of China. Republic of China (in Chinese): 225 pp.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus kwangtongensis, Raja kwangtungensis, Raja kwantungensis, Raja (Dipturus) kwangtungensis

Dipturus kwangtungensis
Holotype: SFI: 57-0676; Paratype: SFI: 57-0675; SFI: 57-0674;

Description :

Citation: Dipturus kwangtungensis (Chu, 1960): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Dipturus kwangtungensis, female (IPPS 2010–01, 446 mm TL, preserved): dorsal surface/ventral surface. In: Last, P.R. & LIM, A.P.K. (2010): A new species of skate Okamejei jensenae sp. nov. (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from the seas off Borneo, with a redescription of the Kwangtung Skate, Dipturus kwangtungensis. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 32: 101-114
Common names
eng Kwangtung skate, eng Ocellate spotskate

Northwest Pacific: Aomori Prefecture, Japan to the East China Sea as far south as the Senkaku Islands. Source: www.gbif.org

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats [17086]. Egg capsules are 6.5 cm long and 4.0 cm wide (Ref. 41249).

Size / Weight / Age
75.7 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3748])

demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 240 m [3748]

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Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Pontobdella macrothela (Schimarda, 1861) [16523]
  • Pontobdella moorei Oka, 1910 [16523]