Dipturus cerva Whitley

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 : 62-63

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6258295

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DF293AC9-4368-4381-9FA2-F4486715FF80

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6258295

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/BCF30B68-B9DE-6828-2159-C07ED466026A

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Thomas

scientific name

Dipturus cerva Whitley
status

 

Dipturus cerva Whitley , 1939 - White-spotted skate

(Fig. 6)

Distribution

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia, in depths of 20-470 m (Last and Stevens 1994).

Description

Egg case small, round in shape (Table 1); colour fawn/brown. Dorsal and ventral surfaces with thick fibroids; lateral keel absent. Attachment fibres prominent on lateral margin; horns fairly short, roundish, similar in length at both posterior and anterior ends. As egg case becomes narrower, apron becomes more pronounced at posterior end.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Rajiformes

Family

Rajidae

Genus

Dipturus