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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Dentiraja

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Dentiraja australis (Macleay, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Dentiraja australis
[Sydney skate]
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Max. Length 66 cm TL

 
Dentiraja cerva
[Whitespotted skate]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 69.5 cm TL
Dentiraja confusa (Last, 2008)

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Dentiraja confusa
[]
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Max. Length 36.7 cm TL

 
Dentiraja endeavouri
[Endeavour skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 49.1 cm TL

 
Dentiraja falloargus
[False Argus skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 32.6 cm TL

 
Dentiraja flindersi
[Pygmy thornback skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 72.3 cm TL

 
Dentiraja healdi
[Heald’s skate]



Eastern Indian Ocean to s
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
Dentiraja lemprieri
[Thornback skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 55.7 cm TL

 
Dentiraja oculus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Dentiraja polyommata (Ogilby, 1910)

Photo by Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Dentiraja polyommata
[Argus skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dentiraja australis Sydney skate Western Pacific 55 TL 1884
Dentiraja cerva Whitespotted skate Eastern Indian Ocean 66 TL 1939
Dentiraja confusa Eastern Indian Ocean and 69.5 TL 2008
Dentiraja endeavouri Endeavour skate Southwest Pacific 36.7 TL 2008
Dentiraja falloargus False Argus skate Eastern Indian Ocean 49.1 TL 2008
Dentiraja flindersi Pygmy thornback skate Eastern Indian Ocean 32.6 TL 2008
Dentiraja healdi Heald’s skate Eastern Indian Ocean 72.3 TL 2008
Dentiraja lemprieri Thornback skate Eastern Indian Ocean to s 55 TL 1845
Dentiraja oculus Eastern Indian Ocean 55.7 TL 2008
Dentiraja polyommata Argus skate Western Pacific 36 TL 1910



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