Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
Etymology: endeavouri: Named for the ill-fated 'F.I.S. Endeavour'.
More on author: Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 110 - 370 m (Ref. 114953). Tropical; 27°S - 33°S, 152°E - 155°E (Ref. 114953)
Southwest Pacific: off eastern Australia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75648); 36.7 cm TL (female)
Occurs mainly on the outer continental shelf and upper slope, recorded up to 500 m. Diet mainly based on crustaceans; juveniles feed on amphipods and carid shrimps while adults feed on prawns and bony fishes (Ref. 114953). Lengths of adolescent males unknown, but largest juvenile male was 23.4 cm TL, adult males 31.5-32.1 cm TL, with smallest juvenile 17.0 cm TL (Ref. 75648). Females mature at ca. 31 cm TL; young hatch at 10-11 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., 2008. New short-snout members of the skate genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian seas. pp. 53-98. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds.): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) pg. 53-98. CSIRO marine and atmospheric research paper no. 021. (Ref. 75648)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00302 (0.00142 - 0.00642), b=3.23 (3.06 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary low fecundity).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .