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. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 8.3 - 17.4, mean 14.1 °C (based on 15 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00290 - 0.01143), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), 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. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary low fecundity).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100).