Dipturus wengi

SÉRET & LAST, 2008


Weng’s skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
SÉRET, B. & LAST, P.R. (2008)
A new Australian skate of the genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 99–108

Image of the original description

Dipturus wengi sp. nov., early adolescent male holotype (CSIRO H 891–01, 1050 mm TL, fresh): A, dorsal surface; B, ventral surface. In: SÉRET, B. & LAST, P.R. 2008 A new Australian skate of the genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 99-108



Description :


Citation: Dipturus wengi SÉRET & LAST, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Dorsal surface of Dipturus wengi sp. nov. primary female paratype (CSIRO H 952–01, 1138 mm TL, fresh); In: SÉRET, B. & LAST, P.R. 2008 A new Australian skate of the genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 99-108
Common names
eng Wenig's skate

Short Description
Original diagnosis of SÉRET & LAST, 2008 [3311]: A large species of Dipturus (to 128 cm TL) with the following combination of characters: disc with angular apices, width 69–81% TL, 1.2–1.3 times its length; snout angle 77–93°; tail length 0.7–1.1 in distance from snout tip to rear of cloaca, expanded at its midlength; tail width 1.3–1.7 times height at its midlength, 1.3–2.8 times at first dorsal-fin origin; preupper jaw length 17–23% TL, 1.9–2.6 times internasal width; ventral head length 28–36% TL; snout length 3.5–4.6 times interorbital width; orbit diameter 42–82% interorbital width; first dorsal-fin height 1.7–3.3 in its base length; distance from first dorsal-fin origin to tail tip 2.9–4.3 times first dorsal-fin base length, 0.5–1.2 times caudal-fin length; pelvic-fin anterior lobes relatively elongate 13–17% TL, length of posterior lobe 12–16% TL, length of anterior lobe 86–128% of posterior lobe; pelvic-fin base narrow, width 6.3–8.6% TL; disc mostly smooth, denticles confined to ventral snout and anteroventral margin; 0–1 nuchal thorns; tail with single thorn row in both sexes; total pectoral radials 95–99; trunk centra 29–34; predorsal centra 87–90; total centra about 139–148; tooth rows in upper jaw 34–39; dorsal and ventral surfaces dark brown to blackish with black pores on ventral surface of head; pelvic fins sometimes mottled white.

Distribution
Western Pacific: Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
112 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3311]); 128 cm TL (female)

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range 486 - 1049 m [3311]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2038;