Dentiraja australis

(Macleay, 1884)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Macleay, W. (1883)
Some results of trawl fishing outside Port Jackson. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, ser. 1, 8, 457–462

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus australis, Okamejei australis, Raia australis, Raja australis, Raja (Okamejei) australis

Dentiraja australis

Description :

Citation: Dentiraja australis (Macleay, 1884): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2022

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Dorsal view of Dentiraja australis ((Macleay, 1881), 1884) (CSIRO H 722–01, 485 mm TL, adult male, fresh); In: LAST, P.R. 2008 New short-snout members of the skate genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian seas. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 53-98
Common names
deu \(T\) Glattrochen, eng Common skate, eng Pommy skate, eng Skate, eng Sydney skate

Western Pacific: 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
50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 180 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=14781;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Creniola laticauda (Schioedte & Meinert, 1881) [23898]