Notoraja longiventralis

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 longiventralis
Holotype: MNHN: 1999-0449; Paratype: MNHN: 2008-1389; MNHN: 2008-1388;


Description Pollerspoeck, Juergen:

Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching; juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com
Citation: Notoraja longiventralis SÉRET & LAST, 2012: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Short Description
A species of Notoraja (probably of medium size); single rudimentary preorbital thorn; dorsal and ventral surfaces of disc entirely velvety, covered with fine denticles; tail long and slender, entirely velvety, without enlarged thorns; lateral tail folds not expanded distally, always narrower than tail width; nasal lobes not greatly expanded; mouth relatively broad; anterior pelvic-fin lobe longer that posterior lobe; dorsal and ventral surfaces dark, almost uniformly purplish grey; faint whitish spots over pores along the anterior margins of disc; total number of centra 135-145. [16142]

Distribution
On the insular slopes off the Fiji Islands, and off Tubula Island (Vanuatu) [16142]

Size / Weight / Age
male, juvenile: 434 mm TL (holotype), newborn at 168 mm TL (male) [16142]

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range: 660 and 953 m depth [16142]

Dentition
Tooth rows in upper jaw 38 of holotype; 35 in lower jaw [16142]

Remarks
99004