Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
Etymology: flindersi: Named for Flindersian Province, name for this skate’s distributional range (the western warm temperate biogeographic region of Australia).
known as the.
More on authors: Last & Gledhill.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 27 - 54 m (Ref. 75646). Subtropical; 34°S - 38°S, 135°E - 139°E (Ref. 114953)
Eastern Indian Ocean: restricted distribution off southern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75646); 32.6 cm TL (female)
Inhabits inner continental shelf (Ref. 114953). Males observed to be adolescent at 25.1 cm TL, mature at 28.9-31.6 cm TL, with smallest juvenile at 17.4 cm TL (Ref. 75646).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R. and D.C. Gledhill, 2008. A new skate of the genus Dentiraja (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from southern Australia. pp. 9-52. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds.): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) pg. 109-118. CSIRO marine and atmospheric research paper no. 021. (Ref. 75646)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00152 - 0.00688), b=3.22 (3.05 - 3.39), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary low fecundity).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100).