Morphology Data of Notoraja sereti
Identification keys
Main Ref. White, W.T., P.R. Last and R.R. Mana, 2017
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral other
Cross section flattened
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales placoid scales

This medium-size species is distinguished by the following set of characters: disc wider than long, width 47.1-50.3% TL, length 42.0-43.6% TL; head short (dorsal head length 15.2-16.2% TL; ventral head length 21.6-22.9% TL); snout relatively short (preorbital length 10.1-11.1% TL; ventral snout length 11.2-12.1% TL); interspiracular distance 5.3-5.9 TL, internasal distance 6.2-6.8% TL, preorbital length 2.4-3.0 times orbit length and 2.9-3.6 times interorbital; dorsal fins two, interdorsal space 1.1-1.9% TL; tail width at pelvic-fin axil 0.9-1.6 times its height; preorbital thorn single and small ; dorsal and most of ventral surface of disc entirely velvety, covered with fine denticles; adolescent male with median disc and pelvic fins naked; in females, anterior pelvic-fin lobe naked (skin naked or with sparse denticles ventrally on mid belly, chin, nasal curtain, and around cloaca); tail is long and slender, entirely velvety and without thorn-like denticles; lateral tail folds are moderately well developed; nasal lobes expanded, width of nasal curtain 7.9-8.3% TL; anterior pelvic-fin lobe is slightly shorter or similar length to posterior lobe; dorsal and ventral surfaces are greyish brown to dark bluish grey; total pectoral-fin radials 58-60; monospondylous centra 23-25, total diplospondylous centra 103-106, total centra 126-131 (Ref. 116308).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Notoraja sereti

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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