IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Pavoraja nitida ( Guenther , 1880) - Peacock skate

(Fig. 10)


Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in depths from 30-390 m (Last and Stevens 1994).


Egg case very small (Table 1), round in shape; colour fawn/brown. Dorsal and ventral surfaces with fine fibroids; lateral keel absent; attachment fibres present on lateral edge. Horns very long at posterior end, length> 5 cm, taper to fine hairs; anterior horns short, curving at tips. Anterior apron very short may be up to one third smaller than posterior apron.


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