IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Dipturus cf gudgeri (Whitley, 1940) - Bight skate

(Fig. 7)


Found in New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia, in depths of 160-700 m, although most common in waters 400-550 m (Last and Stevens 1994).


Egg case very large, slightly round in shape (Table 1); colour gold/brown. Egg case narrows at anterior end; dorsal and ventral surfaces with thick fibroids, both sides convex. Attachment fibres present on lateral margin; posterior horns enclosed in apron with tips of each horn extending from apron; posterior apron slightly arch shaped.


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