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); acrobelus: Name from Greek 'acrobeles' for arrow or pointed at the end; refers to its long, angular snout and somewhat arrow-head shaped body. More on authors: Last, White & Pogonoski.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 446 - 1328 m (Ref. 75649), usually 800 - 1000 m (Ref. 114953). Deep-water; 31°S - 46°S, 123°E - 154°E (Ref. 114953)
Indo-West Pacific: southern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 95.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75649); 137.1 cm TL (female)
Inhabits upper and mid-continental slope (Ref. 114953). Observed lengths for adolescent males, between 77.6 and ca. 85.5 cm TL and smallest juvenile 20.2 cm TL (ref. 75649).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R., W.T. White and J.J. Pogonoski, 2008. New skates of the genus Dipturus (Rajoidei: Rajidae) from Australian Seas. pp. 9-52. In Last, P.R., W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski and D.C. Gledhill (eds.): Descriptions of new Australian skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) pg. 9-51. CSIRO marine and atmospheric reseach paper no. 021. (Ref. 75649)
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
): 2.1 - 8.6, mean 6.5 (based on 302 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
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .