Dentiraja lemprieri

(Richardson, 1845)

Australian thornback skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Richardson, J. (1844)
Ichthyology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror. In J. Richardson & J. E. Gray. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, under the command of Captain Sir J.C. Ross ...(1839–43). London. Vol. 2(2): i–viii + 1–139

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Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson, 1845)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus lemprieri, Okamejei lemprieri, Raia lemprieri, Raja dentata, Raja lamprieri, Raja lemprieri, Raja (Dentiraja) dentata, Raja (Okamejei) lemprieri, Raya lemprieri

Dentiraja lemprieri

Dipturus lemprieri
Holotype: BMNH: ?
Raja dentata
Holotype: SMNS: 1658;

Description :

Citation: Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson, 1845): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2022

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Dorsal surface of Dentiraja lemprieri, juvenile male (CSIRO H 621–02, 378 mm TL, fresh). In: LAST, P.R. & GLEDHILL, D.C. 2008 A new skate of the genus Dentiraja (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from southern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 21: 109-118
Common names
eng Australian thornback skate, eng Denticulate skate, eng Lemprieres skate, eng Thornback 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]. Occurs on soft bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 7300). Feeds on benthic fishes and crustaceans.

Size / Weight / Age
52.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 170 m [1388], usually 0 - 40 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=10672;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)