Dipturus sp. L

M. A. Treloar, L. J. B. Laurenson & J. D. Stevens, 2006, Descriptions of rajid egg cases from southeastern Australian waters., Zootaxa 1231, pp. 53-68: 61-62

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Dipturus sp. L


Dipturus sp. L   (sensu Last and Stevens, 1994 as Raja sp. L   ) - Maugean skate

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Recorded from two separate estuaries on the west coast of the Tasmanian land-mass (Bathurst Harbour and Macquarie Harbour). Most common in waters of about 5 m depth (Last and Stevens 1994).


Egg case medium to large, rectangular (Table 1); colour green or brown, almost transparent; dorsal and ventral surfaces with few fine fibroids; lateral keel> 15% maximum width; attachment fibres absent. Anterior region not described as specimens collected were only three quarters developed; body length of a complete specimen would possibly be> 90 mm. Posterior horns relatively long, length> 30 mm; posterior apron long, sub-equal in size to posterior horns; apron fringed, delicate.