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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Rajiformes (order)  »  Arhynchobatidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 031050 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Bathyraja arctowskii   (Dollo, 1904)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 31 Arhynchobatidae (Softnose Skates) - show full list
Standard Name: [a softnose skate]
Organism Type: a softnose skate
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 031902     Bathyraja spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-04-12.
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Expected species depth range is from 94 to 1685 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on CSIRO records from Prydz Bay, Antarctica (66 46 S, 72 36 E, 526-532m depth), identified by Will White November 2021 and NMNZ record from Australian Antarctica (66 29.80′ S, 78 19.20′ E, 790-972m depth) listed in Stehmann et al 2021. Outside of Australian waters, known from depths of 94-1685m (Stehmann et al 2021).
Record source and
Scientific Name
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Stehmann, Matthias F. W., Weigmann, Simon, Naylor, Gavin J. P., 2021. First complete description of the dark-mouth skate Raja arctowskii Dollo, 1904 from Antarctic waters, assigned to the genus Bathyraja (Elasmobranchii, Rajiformes, Arhynchobatidae), Marine Biodiversity, Vol. 51. doi:10.1007/s12526-020-01124-1
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