Argus skate

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Argus skate
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Lectotype from off North Reef, Queensland by Joyce Allan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Dentiraja
Species: D. polyommata
Binomial name
Dentiraja polyommata
(J. D. Ogilby, 1910)

Dipturus polyommata[2]
Pavoraja polyommata[3]
Raja polyommata[1]

The argus skate (Dentiraja polyommata) is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. This small, up to 38 cm (1.25 ft) long, skate is endemic to depths of 135–320 m (443–1,050 ft) in the oceans off northeast Australia.[1] It was formerly included in Dipturus or Raja.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Kyne, P.M. & Rigby, C.L. (2015). "Dipturus polyommata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Last, P.R.; Weigman, S.; and Yang, L. (2016). "Changes to the nomenclature of the skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes)". In Last, P.R.; and Yearsley, G.R. Rays of the World: Supplementary Information. CSIRO Special Publication. pp. 11–34. ISBN 9781486308019. 
  3. ^ "Dipturus polyommata Argus Skate". Encyclopedia of Life. Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 15 November 2015.