Sinobatis caerulea

LAST & SÉRET, 2008

Blue Legskate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & SÉRET, B. (2008)
Three New Legskates of the Genus Sinobatis (Rajoidei: Anacanthobatidae) From the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa, 1671: 33–58

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Sinobatis caerulea
Holotype: CSIRO: H 2550-10; Paratype: CSIRO: H 2569-02; CSIRO: H 2550-01; MNHN: 2007-1473; WAM: P 32864-001;

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Citation: Sinobatis caerulea LAST & SÉRET, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Common names
eng Blue Legskate

Short Description
This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: disc large, width at anterior orbit 8.0-9.1 times mouth width; tail short, postcloacal length 35-42% of disc length; eyes relatively small, orbit diameter 10.9-15.7 in horizontal snout and 13.1-17.9 in head lengths respectively; distal portion of tail weakly or slightly expanded, width of tail near tip 1.5-1.6 times tail width at its midlength; pectoral-fin radials 72-76; moderate-sized pelvic fins, anterior lobe 15.4-16.0% TL; anterior pelvic-fin lobe rather broad-based, width 1.7-2.2 in distance between pelvic-fin origins; caudal fin rudimentary; tooth rows in each jaw of adults 24-30; monospondylous vertebral centra 26-29, total centra 184-212; dorsal and ventral surfaces bluish in fresh specimens (Ref. 75174)..

Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia. Source:

Size / Weight / Age
69.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75174))

demersal; marine; depth range 482 - 1168 m (Ref. 75174)

shark-references Species-ID=8538;