The Melbourne skate (Spiniraja whitleyi) is a large skate with a quadrangular disc and a broad snout. It has a dorsal surface that is greyish in colour, sprinkled with irregular white flecks.
The Marbled ghost shark (Hydrolagus marmoratus) is a shortnose ghost shark with deciduous skin that is uniformly dusky. With light and dark reticulations on its flanks, this ghost shark can be observed on the continental slope off eastern Australia (Queensland to New South Wales region).
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