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Irolita westraliensis  Last & Gledhill, 2008

Western round skate
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes (Skates and rays) > Arhynchobatidae (Skates)
Etymology: Irolita: From Irolita, a princess in love with prince Parcinus. The beauty of the princess was worthly the world´s admiration. Mythology;  westraliensis: Named for Western Australia from where this species occirs..   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 142 - 209 m (Ref. 75641).   Subtropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75641)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Last, P.R. and D.C. Gledhill, 2008. A new species of round skate, Irolita westraliensis sp. nov. (Rojoidei: Aehynchobatidae), from northern Western Australia. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds.): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei). CSIRO marine and atmosheric research paper no. 021.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

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  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00237 - 0.01013), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .