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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Endangered as Zearaja maugeana
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Raja sp. L (Maugean Skate) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2004) [Listing Advice].
 
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Raja sp. L (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008yb) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Policy Statements and Guidelines Survey guidelines for Australia's threatened fish. EPBC Act survey guidelines 6.4 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2011i) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Inclusion of species in the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (19/02/2004) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2004f) [Legislative Instrument] as Raja sp. L.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (115) (06/12/2010) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2010e) [Legislative Instrument] as Zearaja maugeana.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
TAS:Zearaja maugeana (Maugean Skate, Port Davey Skate): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link (Threatened Species Section (TSS), 2014tj) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
TAS: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (Tasmania): September 2012 list) as Zearaja maugeana
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Endangered (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
Scientific name Zearaja maugeana [83504]
Family Rajidae:Rajiformes:Chondrichthyes:Chordata:Animalia
Species author Last & Gledhill, 2007
Infraspecies author  
Reference Last, P.R. & Gledhill, D.C. 2007. The Maugean Skate, Zearaja maugeana sp. nov. (Rajiformes: Rajidae) a micro-endemic, Gondwanan relict from Tasmanian estuaries. Zootaxa 1494: 4565 [52, figs 412]
Other names Raja sp. L [68451]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Biological Resource Use:Fishing and Harvesting Aquatic Resources:Mortality due to capture, entanglement/drowning in nets and fishing lines Commonwealth Listing Advice on Raja sp. L (Maugean Skate) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2004) [Listing Advice].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Sea level rise:Inundation associated with climate change Inundation study (Environmental Resources Information Network, 2007) [Database].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Commonwealth Listing Advice on Raja sp. L (Maugean Skate) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2004) [Listing Advice].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Environemental pressures due to ecotourism Commonwealth Listing Advice on Raja sp. L (Maugean Skate) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2004) [Listing Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Predation/competition by introduced species Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Raja sp. L (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008yb) [Conservation Advice].
Pollution:Pollution:Habitat degradation and loss of water quality due to salinity, siltaton, nutrification and/or pollution Commonwealth Listing Advice on Raja sp. L (Maugean Skate) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2004) [Listing Advice].
Pollution:Pollution:heavy metals Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Raja sp. L (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008yb) [Conservation Advice].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Commonwealth Listing Advice on Raja sp. L (Maugean Skate) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2004) [Listing Advice].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Zearaja maugeana in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:59:19 +1000.