The Maugean skate (Zearaja maugeana) is a medium sized skate with quadrangular disc and an elongated snout. Their dorsal surface is a uniformly grey-black colour with pale spots smattered. They have fine denticles around their eyes and the midline, including their tail. Tails also have thorns on, them. #Finfact: Males have malar thorns present, while females do not. Their undersurface is dark but paler than the upper body.
They get up to 84 cm in length, with males maturing at about 65 cm. Female maturity size is unknown. These animals are known to enjoy estuarine habitats in the Bathurst Harbour and Macquarie Harbour (southwestern Tasmania), in mainly shallow waters down to depths of 10 metres. Like many skates, their diet is unknown. Skates are oviparous, but nothing else is known about their reproductive methods. The IUCN has been assessed as Endangered (EN).
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