Pavoraja nitida

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Peacock skate
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Pavoraja
Species: P. nitida
Binomial name
Pavoraja nitida
Günther, 1880

The Pavoraja nitida (Peacock skate) is a species of fish in Rajidae family. It lives near the soft bottoms of the continental shelf near the coast of Australia and New Zealand in depths ranging from 30 to 390 metres. It produces oblong egg capsules which have stiff horns in each corner and lays them in sandy or muddy flats. Its maximum size is 36.8 cm.

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