Thornback skate

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This article is about the species of skate in Australia. For other fish with similar names, see Thornback.
Thornback skate
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Dentiraja
Whitley, 1940
Species: D. lemprieri
Binomial name
Dentiraja lemprieri
(J. Richardson, 1845)

The Thornback skate (Dentiraja lemprieri) is a skate of the family Rajidae. It is the sole member of its genus. A bottom-dwelling fish, it is endemic to Australia, occurring in relatively shallow waters from near-shore to 170 metres.

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