Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
(Skates) > Rajinae
Etymology: Dipturus: Greek, di = two + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335); canutus: Name from Latin 'canutus' for grey or ash-coloured, refers to its almost uniformly grey dorsal coloration. More on author: Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 330 - 730 m (Ref. 75648), usually 400 - 600 m (Ref. 75648). Temperate; 32°S - 45°S, 129°E - 154°E (Ref. 114953)
Indo-west Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 79.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75648); 90.4 cm TL (female)
Occurs mainly on the upper continental slope, but also known to be found at 155-1050 m depths (Ref. 114953). Adolescent males varied from 64.9 - 72.1 cm TL; smallest juvenile 13.4 cm TL. Egg cases described are about 9.3 - 10.7 cm long with a maximum width of about 5.1 - 5.7 cm (Ref. 75648).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., 2008. New short-snout members of the skate genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian seas. pp. 53-98. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds.): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) pg. 53-98. CSIRO marine and atmospheric research paper no. 021. (Ref. 75648)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2 - 10.3, mean 7.5 (based on 179 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00282 (0.00128 - 0.00621), b=3.24 (3.06 - 3.42), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .