Blue skate

No­toraja azurea

Australian Geographic - - Nature Watch -

Length: 65cm

This pretty heart-shaped skate is coloured grey-blue to dark blue on its up­per sur­face but is brown on its un­der­side. It has a long, very slen­der tail, with two rows of thorns. In Aus­tralia it oc­curs off the south­ern coast­line, where it usu­ally for­ages in sed­i­ments at depths of between 765m and 1140m on the con­ti­nen­tal slope.

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