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Dipturus oxyrinchus.jpg
Long-nosed Skate (D. oxyrinchus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Dipturus
Rafinesque, 1810
Type species
Raja batis
Linnaeus, 1758

Dipturus is a large genus of skates native to the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.[1]


There are currently 49 recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Dipturus in FishBase. October 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Last, P.R. & Alava, M. (2013): Dipturus amphispinus sp. nov., a new longsnout skate (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from the Philippines. Pp. 214-227 in: de Carvalho, M.R., Ebert, D.A., Ho, H.-C. & White, W.T. (eds.) : Systematics and biodiversity of sharks, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of Taiwan. Zootaxa, 3752 (1): 1–386.