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

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

Description Pollerspoeck, Juergen:

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

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]

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

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

shark-references Species-ID=12404;