Pavoraja nitida

(GÜNTHER, 1880)


Peacock skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
GÜNTHER, A. (1880)
Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876. Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873–1876, 1 (6): 1–82, Pls. 1–32.

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Pavoraja nitida (GÜNTHER, 1880)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Pavoraja (Pavoraja) nitida, Raia nitida, Raja nitida

Types
Pavoraja nitida
Holotype: BMNH: 1879.5.14.417;


Description :


Citation: Pavoraja nitida (GÜNTHER, 1880): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Graceful skate, eng Peacock skate, eng Roughback skate, eng Shining skate

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
36.8 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3398])

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 390 m [1388]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4772;