Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
Etymology: healdi: Named for David Heald, Department of Fisheries Western Australia..
More on authors: Last, White & Pogonoski.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 304 - 520 m (Ref. 75649). Deep-water; 15°S - 19°S, 115°E - 122°E (Ref. 114953)
Eastern Indian Ocean: off north-western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75649); 72.3 cm TL (female)
Inhabits upper continental slope (Ref. 114953). Length of adolescent males between 38.0-50.6 cm TL, smallest juvenile 13.8 cm TL (Ref. 75649).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., W.T. White and J.J. Pogonoski, 2008. New skates of the genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian Seas. pp. 9-52. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds.): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) pg. 9-51. CSIRO marine and atmospheric reseach paper no. 021. (Ref. 75649)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 8.7 - 11.8, mean 10.4 °C (based on 25 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00149 - 0.00669), b=3.23 (3.06 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.7 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
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100).