Maugean skate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maugean skate
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Zearaja
Species: Zearaja maugeana
Binomial name
Zearaja maugeana
Last & Gledhill, 2007

The maugean skate or Port Davey Skate[1] (Zearaja maugeana) is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. Its natural habitat is estuarine waters. It is endemic to Tasmania, only found in Macquarie Harbour and Bathurst Harbour.[2] The species was discovered in 1988 by Dr Graham Edgar.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Zearaja maugeana — Maugean Skate, Port Davey Skate". environment.gov.au. Department of Environment of the Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Zearaja maugeana". icunredlist.org. ICUN. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fish farm expansions risky for rare Port Davey skate dubbed 'the thylacine of the sea': scientists". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2015.