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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Arhynchobatidae
Genus: Pavoraja
Whitley, 1939
Type species
Raja nitida
Günther, 1880

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Pavoraja is a genus of skates in the family Arhynchobatidae from deeper waters off Australia.[1][2][3]


Pavoraja are relatively small skates. The disc is semi-oval to heart-shaped. The snout has a small fleshy process at the tip.[3]


There are six species:[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Pavoraja in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds) (4 January 2016). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Last, Peter R.; Mallick, Stephen and Yearsley, Gordon K. (2008). "A review of the Australian skate genus Pavoraja Whitley (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1812: 1–45. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 January 2011.