Notoraja fijiensis

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

Types
Notoraja fijiensis
Holotype: MNHN: 1999-0450; Paratype: MNHN: 1999-0452; MNHN: 1999-0453; MNHN: 1999-0451;


Description Pollerspoeck, Juergen:

Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching; juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com
Citation: Notoraja fijiensis SÉRET & LAST, 2012: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Short Description
A species of Notoraja (probably of medium size), a small but conspicuous preorbital thorn; dorsal surface of disc entirely velvety, covered with fine denticles; ventral surface velvety with widely spaced and very fine denticles; tail long and slender, entirely velvety, without enlarged thorns; lateral tail folds not expanded distally, narrower than tail for their whole length; nasal lobes not greatly expanded; mouth relatively small; anterior pelvic-fin lobe shorter that posterior lobe; dorsal surfaces plain pale yellowish brown, ventral surface creamy white; total number of centra 144-152. [16142]

Distribution
Known from the slope of the Fiji Islands [16142]

Size / Weight / Age
female holotype: 395 mm TL; male of 310 mm TL (immature) [16142]

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range: 567 and 699 m depth [16142]

Dentition
Tooth rows in upper jaw 32 in holotype (37-38 in paratypes); lower jaw 35 (38-40) [16142]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=12403;