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. Zoology, 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

Pavoraja nitida
Holotype: BMNH: 1879.5.14.417;

Description :

Citation: Pavoraja nitida (GÜNTHER, 1880): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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

Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia. Source:

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])

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

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