Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
Etymology: Dipturus: Greek, di = two + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335); grahami: Named for the efforts of two unrelated Australasian ichthyologists, Alastair Graham (Australian National Fish collection) and and Ken Graham (NSW Depart.Primary Industries). More on author: Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 70 - 490 m (Ref. 75648), usually 250 - 450 m (Ref. 75648). Tropical; 25°S - 37°S, 151°E - 155°E (Ref. 114953)
Southwest Pacific: off eastern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75648); 64.1 cm TL (female)
A demersal species most commonly found on continental slope. Biology poorly known (Ref. 114953). No observed adolescent males, but with undeveloped claspers at 46.8 cm TL; adult males from 54.5- 62.2 cm TL, and smallest confirmed juvenile 18.3 cm TL (Ref. 75648).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., 2008. New short-snout members of the skate genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian seas. pp. 53-98. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds.): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) pg. 53-98. CSIRO marine and atmospheric research paper no. 021. (Ref. 75648)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 12.9 - 18.9, mean 14.6 (based on 38 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00147 - 0.00681), b=3.22 (3.04 - 3.40), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .