Dipturus lanceorostratus ( Wallace, 1967a )

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M., 2021, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of South Africa, Zootaxa 4947 (1), pp. 1-127: 79

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4947.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4614934

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dipturus lanceorostratus ( Wallace, 1967a )
status

 

Dipturus lanceorostratus ( Wallace, 1967a)  

Rattail Skate

Raja lanceorostrata Wallace, 1967a: 15, fig. 8   . Holotype: SAIAB [former RUSI] 986 [ex ORI B869 View Materials ]. Type locality: Off the Limpopo River mouth, Mozambique.

Local synonymy: Raja lanceorostrata   : Wallace, 1967a: 15, fig. 8. Raja (Dipturus) lanceorostratus: Hulley, 1986: 122   , fig. 25.12; Compagno et al., 1989: 90, pl. Dipturus lanceorostratus   : Compagno, 1999: 116; Compagno & Ebert, 2007: 139, fig. 6c; Ebert & Compagno, 2007: 119; Ebert, 2014: 60, fig. 82; Ebert & van Hees, 2015: 147; Last et al., 2016f: 21; Last et al., 2016g: 261, fig. 19.52; Weigmann, 2016: 945.

South Africa voucher material: SAIAB 10726, SAIAB 189018.

South African distribution: New species record for South Africa. Two specimens of this rare skate, one from off KZN and another from the Agulhas Bank (WC), are reported here for the first time.

Remarks: This very rare skate species was previously known only from the three type specimens from off the Limpopo River, Mozambique. However, a search of the SAIAB collection uncovered about eight specimens from Mozambique in addition to the two South African specimens, which represent a range extension for this species.

Conservation status: DD (2019).

SAIAB

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Rajiformes

Family

Rajidae

Genus

Dipturus

Loc

Dipturus lanceorostratus ( Wallace, 1967a )

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M. 2021
2021
Loc

Dipturus lanceorostratus

Compagno 1999: 116
1999
Loc

Raja (Dipturus) lanceorostratus:

Hulley 1986: 122
1986
Loc

Raja lanceorostrata Wallace, 1967a: 15 , fig. 8

: Wallace 1967: 15
1967
Loc

Raja lanceorostrata

: Wallace 1967: 15
1967