Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Arhynchobatidae
Etymology: Pavoraja: Latin, pavo = peacock + Latin, raja, -ae = a sting ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335); mosaica: Name from Latin 'musaicus' meaning an inlay of various colours and geometric patterns, refers to its striking dorsal coloration. More on authors: Last, Mallick & Yearsley.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 300 - 405 m (Ref. 76878). Tropical; 15°S - 22°S, 145°E - 153°E (Ref. 114953)
Western Pacific: off Queensland, Australia (Ref. 114953).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76878)
A demersal species found on continental slope. Lengths of smallest mature male 27 cm TL, smallest postnatal juvenile 8 cm TL. Life history unknown (Ref. 114953).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., S. Mallick and G.K. Yearsley, 2008. A review of the Australian skate genus Pavoraja Whitley (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae). Zootaxa 1812:1-45. (Ref. 76878)
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
): 8.3 - 17.4, mean 14.1 (based on 15 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00249 - 0.01009), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .