Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Arhynchobatidae
Etymology: Notoraja: Greek, noton = back + Latin, raja = fish, Raja sp. (Ref. 45335); azurea: Name from French 'azura' meaning blue, refers to its striking, metallic blue dorsal coloration. More on authors: McEachran & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 765 - 1440 m (Ref. 75642). Temperate; 30°S - 45°S, 113°E - 155°E (Ref. 114953)
Indo-West Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 64.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75642)
A benthic species found on continental slope (Ref. 114953). Length of smallest mature male 53.5 cm TL and smallest juvenile 19.3 cm TL (Ref. 75642). Occasionally caught by deep-sea trawlers (Ref. 114953).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McEachran, J.D. and P.R. Last, 2008. New deepwater skates of the genus Notoraja (Rajoidei: Aehynchobatidae) from southern Australia and the eastern Indian Ocean. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) Pg. 155-172. CSIRO marine and atmospheric research paper no. 021. (Ref. 75642)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.9 - 6.1, mean 5.1 °C (based on 140 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00272 - 0.01111), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (62 of 100) .