Notoraja alisae

Séret & Last, 2012

Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Séret, B. & Last, P.R. (2012)
New deep water skates of the genus Notoraja Ishiyama, 1958 (Rajoidei, Arhynchobatidae) from the southwest Pacific. Zoosystema, 34(2), 319–341

Notoraja alisae
Holotype: MNHN: 1997-3598; Paratype: MNHN: 1977-3599; MNHN: 1997-3600;

Description Pollerspoeck, Juergen:

Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching;
Citation: Notoraja alisae Séret & Last, 2012: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2022

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Short Description
A medium-size species of Notoraja, disc wider than long; tail width at pelvic-fin axil 1.5-1.6 times its height; single rudimentary preorbital thorn; dorsal and ventral surfaces of disc entirely velvety, covered with fine denticles; tail long and slender, entirely velvety and without enlarged thorns; lateral tail folds variably expanded posteriorly, their width sometimes greater than tail width at level of second dorsal fin; nasal lobes expanded; anterior pelvic-fin lobe shorter that posterior lobe; dorsal and ventral surfaces pale greyish brown; total pectoral-fin radials 63; total centra 136-142; Colour (in preservative): Dorsal surface plain pale greyish brown. Ventral surface lighter, yellowish with faint whitish spots at level of pores of the lateral line system. [16142]

Only known from the northern sector of the Norfolk Ridge (New Caledonian EEZ) [16142]

Size / Weight / Age
male holotype: 515 mm TL (adult); females: 545 mm TL [16142]

bathydemersal; marine; depth range: 870 to 1049 m depth [16142]

Tooth rows in upper jaw 38 in male holotype (34-43 in paratypes); lower jaw 40 (33-38) [16142]

shark-references Species-ID=12401;