Irolita waitii


Southern round skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
MCCULLOCH, A.R. (1911)
Report on some fishes obtained by the F.I.S. ENDEAVOUR on the coasts of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South and southwestern Australia. Part I. Biological Results Endeavour, 1 (1): 1–87, figs 1–20, pls 1–16

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Irolita waitei, Psammobatis waitii, Raja waitii

Irolita waitii
Holotype: AMS: E.990 (Recorded in ledger as discarded in 1941);

Description :

Citation: Irolita waitii (MCCULLOCH, 1911): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2019

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Juvenile male of Irolita waitii (CSIRO H 2263–01, 316 mm TL): A, dorsal surface; B, ventral surface. In: LAST, P.R. & GLEDHILL, D.C. 2008 A new species of round skate, Irolita westraliensis sp. nov. (Rajoidei: Arhynchobatidae), from northern Western Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 173-181
Common names
eng Round ray, eng Round skate, eng Southern round skate, eng Wait"s sank skate

Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

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

demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 200 m [1388]

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