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

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

Description Pollerspoeck, Juergen:

Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching;
Citation: Notoraja fijiensis 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 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]

Known from the slope of the Fiji Islands [16142]

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

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

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

shark-references Species-ID=12403;