Dipturus whitleyi, Adult, Tasmania, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Long tail, broad fins, lack of spines beside the eyes, and a grey upper surface spotted with white flecks.
Max Size: 170 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.4-18.1°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney