Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
Etymology: Dipturus: Greek, di = two + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335); amphispinus: Name from Greek 'amphi' meaning on both sides or double, and the Latin 'spinus' for thorn, referring to the two prominent rows of strongly tilted thorns forming a ridge on the median disc..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Tropical; 12°N - 5°N, 121°E - 129°E (Ref. 114953)
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Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 89.7 cm TL (female)
Capture depth unknown, but probably from deep slopes of the Sulu Sea and adjacent waterways. the largest paratype (SUML MMLM 018) was measured in 1999 at 896 mm TL (Compagno et al., 2005) and shrank to 878 mm TL when measured a decade later. Of the two known males, one was sexually mature (621 mm TL) and the slightly larger holotype was at a late adolescent stage (657 mm TL); birth size unknown (Ref. 94808)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R. and M. Alava, 2013. Dipturus amphispinus sp. nov., a new longsnout skate (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 3752(1):214-227. (Ref. 94808)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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