Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
Etymology: maugeana: The epithet maugeana was derived to draw a link with the Australian cool temperate biogeographic region, the Maugean Province, in which this skate is a keystone species. Its common name, the Maugean Skate, follows this theme.. More on author: Last.
Environment / Climate / Range
Brackish; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58362); 84.0 cm TL (female)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Pacific: Tasmania. Endemic to Bathurst and Macquarie Harbours, in southwestern Tasmania. Occurs primarily in the upper, oligo-mesohaline regions of these estuaries (Ref. 58362).
The total available habitat is less than 300 km2 and initial surveys suggest that the population is likely to be less than 1000 individuals (Treloar pers. comm.).
Last, P.R. and D.C . Gledhill, 2007. The Maugean skate, Zearaja maugeana sp. nov. (Rajiformes: Rajidae) a micro-endemic, Gondwanan relict from Tasmanian estuaries. Zootaxa 1494:45-65.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 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 to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .