Notoraja lira

McEACHRAN & LAST, 2008



Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
MCEACHRAN, J.D. & LAST, P.R. (2008)
New deepwater skates of the genus Notoraja (Rajoidei: Arhynchobatidae) from southern Australia and the eastern Indian Ocean. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 155–172

Image of the original description

Notoraja lira sp. nov., juvenile male holotype (CSIRO H 3174–08, 415 mm TL, fresh) dorsal surface; In: McEACHRAN, J.D. & LAST, P.R. 2008 New deepwater skates of the genus Notoraja (Rajoidei: Arhynchobatidae) from southern Australia and the eastern Indian Ocean. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 155-172

Types
Notoraja lira
Holotype: CSIRO: H 3174-08;


Description :


Citation: Notoraja lira McEACHRAN & LAST, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Notoraja lira sp. nov., juvenile male holotype (CSIRO H 3174–08, 415 mm TL, fresh) ventral surface; In: McEACHRAN, J.D. & LAST, P.R. 2008 New deepwater skates of the genus Notoraja (Rajoidei: Arhynchobatidae) from southern Australia and the eastern Indian Ocean. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 155-172
Short Description
Original diagnosis after McEACHRAN & LAST, 2008 [3316]: A moderately large species of Notoraja with the following combination of characters: disc width 56.9% TL; preorbital snout length 15.4% TL; pre-upper jaw length 16.3% TL; tail length from posterior margin of cloaca to tip 54.3% TL; dorsal surface of disc largely free of dermal denticles; thorns absent on snout; regular row of thorns along midline of tail and two irregular rows of thorns on dorsolateral aspect of tail; ventral surface of tail naked; oronasal pits absent; tooth rows 36 in upper jaw and 33 in lower jaw; pectoral-fin radials 62–63; trunk centra 24; predorsal caudal vertebral centra 70; rostral appendices about 94.0% of nasobasal length, subconical in cross section posteriorly and connected to rostral shaft at node; pale bluish with white areas dorsally and ventrally.

Distribution
Indian Ocean: Southeastern sector, Borken Ridge.

Size / Weight / Age
41.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3316])

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range ? - 1050 m [3316]

Remarks
63979