Dentiraja confusa (Last, 2008)
Dentiraja confusa
photo by Graham, K.

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  64.9 cm TL (male/unsexed); 69.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 18 - 390 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean and Southwest Pacific: off south-eastern Australia
Biology:  Inhabits continental shelf at 20-120 m, rarely found deeper to 390 m. Feeds mainly on crabs, shrimps and other benthic crustaceans. Reproduces throughout the year and reaches maturity at 5-6 years (Ref. 114953). Lengths of adolescent males varied from 41.5-53.4 cm TL, adult males from 49.8-64.9 cm TL; smallest juvenile 22.0 cm TL. Egg cases were observed to be about 5.6-6.9 cm long with a maximum width of about 4.5-5.3 cm TL (Ref. 75648).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 18 February 2015 (A2bd) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.08
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 20.09.18

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