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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates
Subfamily: Rajinae
Genus: Dipturus

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41 species (see list below)

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 137.1 cm TL

 
Dipturus acrobelus
[Deepwater skate]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 89.7 cm TL

 
Dipturus amphispinus
[Ridgeback skate]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 76.5 cm TL

 
Dipturus apricus
[Pale tropical skate]

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 93.5 cm TL
Dipturus argentinensis Díaz de Astarloa, Mabragaña, Hanner & Figueroa, 2008

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.
 
Dipturus argentinensis
[Argentine skate]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 285 cm TL
Dipturus batis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Dipturus batis
[Blue skate]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm WD
Dipturus bullisi (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Dipturus bullisi
[Bullis skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Dipturus campbelli (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus campbelli
[Blackspot skate]
No picture found
Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 90.4 cm TL

 
Dipturus canutus
[Grey skate]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Dipturus chinensis (Basilewsky, 1855)

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Dipturus chinensis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL

 
Dipturus crosnieri
[Madagascar skate]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 101.2 cm DL

 
Dipturus diehli
[Thorny tail skate]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 115 cm TL

 
Dipturus doutrei
[Violet skate]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL

 
Dipturus ecuadoriensis
[Ecuador skate]

Photo by INIDEP

Southeast Pacific

Dipturus flavirostris (Philippi, 1892)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Dipturus flavirostris
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Dipturus garricki (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus garricki
[San Blas skate]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 186 cm TL

 
Dipturus gigas
[Giant skate]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 64.1 cm TL

 
Dipturus grahami
[Graham’s skate]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 184 cm TL

 
Dipturus gudgeri
[Bight skate]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm TL
Dipturus innominatus (Garrick & Paul, 1974)

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Dipturus innominatus
[New Zealand smooth skate]

Photo by Mullasseri, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Dipturus johannisdavisi (Alcock, 1899)

Photo by Mullasseri, S.
 
Dipturus johannisdavisi
[Travancore skate]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 75.7 cm TL
Dipturus kwangtungensis (Chu, 1960)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dipturus kwangtungensis
[Kwangtung skate]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 163 cm TL
Dipturus laevis (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Dipturus laevis
[Barndoor skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 82 cm TL
Dipturus lanceorostratus (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus lanceorostratus
[Rattail skate]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Dipturus leptocauda (Krefft & Stehmann, 1975)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Dipturus leptocauda
[Thintail skate]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Dipturus macrocauda (Ishiyama, 1955)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dipturus macrocauda
[Bigtail skate]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 77.7 cm TL

 
Dipturus melanospilus
[Blacktip skate]

Photo by Gomes, U.L./Paragó, C.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 167 cm TL
Dipturus mennii Gomes & Paragó, 2001

Photo by Gomes, U.L./Paragó, C.
 
Dipturus mennii
[South Brazilian skate]

Photo by Mouritsen, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Dipturus nidarosiensis (Storm, 1881)

Photo by Mouritsen, R.
 
Dipturus nidarosiensis
[Norwegian skate]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Dipturus olseni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Dipturus olseni
[Spreadfin skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 144 cm TL
Dipturus oregoni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus oregoni
[Hooktail skate]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Dipturus oxyrinchus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus oxyrinchus
[Longnosed skate]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Dipturus pullopunctatus (Smith, 1964)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Dipturus pullopunctatus
[Slime skate]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 76.1 cm TL

 
Dipturus queenslandicus
[Queensland deepwater skate]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 192 cm TL
Dipturus springeri (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus springeri
[Roughbelly skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 101 cm TL
Dipturus stenorhynchus (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus stenorhynchus
[Prow-nose skate]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Dipturus teevani (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Dipturus teevani
[Prickly brown ray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 113 cm TL
Dipturus tengu (Jordan & Fowler, 1903)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dipturus tengu
[Acutenose skate]

Photo by Lloris, D.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 264 cm TL
Dipturus trachyderma (Krefft & Stehmann, 1975)

Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Dipturus trachyderma
[Ray]

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Western Pacific to Southw
Max. Length 128 cm TL
Dipturus wengi Séret & Last, 2008

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Dipturus wengi
[Weng’s skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 170 cm TL

 
Dipturus whitleyi
[Melbourne skate]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 78.4 cm TL

 
Dipturus wuhanlingi
[China skate]
41 Species of Family Rajidae
Subfamily: Rajinae with Genus Dipturus
(Skates)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2008 Dipturus acrobelus Deepwater skate Indo-West Pacific 137.1 TL
2013 Dipturus amphispinus Ridgeback skate Western Central Pacific 89.7 TL
2008 Dipturus apricus Pale tropical skate Western Central Pacific 76.5 TL
2008 Dipturus argentinensis Argentine skate Southwest Atlantic 93.5 TL
1758 Dipturus batis Blue skate Eastern Atlantic 285 TL
1962 Dipturus bullisi Bullis skate Western Central Atlantic 48 WD
1967 Dipturus campbelli Blackspot skate Western Indian Ocean 66 TL
2008 Dipturus canutus Grey skate Indo-west Pacific 90.4 TL
1855 Dipturus chinensis Northwest Pacific 68 TL
1989 Dipturus crosnieri Madagascar skate Western Indian Ocean 61 TL
2001 Dipturus diehli Thorny tail skate Southwest Atlantic 101.2 DL
1960 Dipturus doutrei Violet skate Eastern Central Atlantic 115 TL
1941 Dipturus ecuadoriensis Ecuador skate Southeast Pacific 39 TL
1892 Dipturus flavirostris Southeast Pacific
1958 Dipturus garricki San Blas skate Western Central Atlantic 107 TL
1958 Dipturus gigas Giant skate Northwest Pacific 186 TL
2008 Dipturus grahami Graham’s skate Southwest Pacific 64.1 TL
1940 Dipturus gudgeri Bight skate Indo-West Pacific 184 TL
1974 Dipturus innominatus New Zealand smooth skate Southwest Pacific 240 TL
1899 Dipturus johannisdavisi Travancore skate Western Indian Ocean 54 TL
1960 Dipturus kwangtungensis Kwangtung skate Northwest Pacific 75.7 TL
1818 Dipturus laevis Barndoor skate Western Atlantic 163 TL
1967 Dipturus lanceorostratus Rattail skate Western Indian Ocean 82 TL
1975 Dipturus leptocauda Thintail skate Southwest Atlantic 67 TL
1955 Dipturus macrocauda Bigtail skate Northwest Pacific 120 TL
2008 Dipturus melanospilus Blacktip skate Western Pacific 77.7 TL
2001 Dipturus mennii South Brazilian skate Southwest Atlantic 167 TL
1881 Dipturus nidarosiensis Norwegian skate Eastern Atlantic 200 TL
1951 Dipturus olseni Spreadfin skate Western Central Atlantic 69 TL
1958 Dipturus oregoni Hooktail skate Western Central Atlantic 144 TL
1758 Dipturus oxyrinchus Longnosed skate Eastern Atlantic 150 TL
1964 Dipturus pullopunctatus Slime skate Southeast Atlantic 130 TL
2008 Dipturus queenslandicus Queensland deepwater skate Western Pacific 76.1 TL
1967 Dipturus springeri Roughbelly skate Southeast Atlantic and We 192 TL
1967 Dipturus stenorhynchus Prow-nose skate Western Indian Ocean 101 TL
1951 Dipturus teevani Prickly brown ray Western Atlantic 84 TL
1903 Dipturus tengu Acutenose skate Western Pacific 113 TL
1975 Dipturus trachyderma Ray Southwest Atlantic 264 TL
2008 Dipturus wengi Weng’s skate Western Pacific to Southw 128 TL
1938 Dipturus whitleyi Melbourne skate Eastern Indian Ocean 170 TL
2008 Dipturus wuhanlingi China skate Northwest Pacific 78.4 TL



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