Okamejei arafurensis Last & Gledhill, 2008
Arafura skate

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  40.7 cm TL (male/unsexed); 49.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 179 - 298 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: off northwestern Australia (Ref. 114953).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on outer continental shelf and upper slope (Ref. 114953). Length of one adolescent male 29.9 cm TL; males mature at 37.6-40.7 cm TL; smallest juvenile at 23.5 cm TL (Ref. 75645).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 April 2015 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless


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