Amblyraja georgiana

(NORMAN, 1938)


Antarctic starry skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
NORMAN, J.R. (1938)
Coast fishes. Part III. The Antarctic zone. Discovery Reports, 18: 1-105, Pl. 1.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja georgiana, Raja (Amblyraja) georgiana

Types
Amblyraja georgiana
Holotype: BMNH: 1837.7.12.1


Description:


Citation: Amblyraja georgiana (NORMAN, 1938): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2014

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Common names
spa Raya estrellada antártica, fra \(T\) Raie étoilée antarctique, eng Antarctic starry skate

Distribution
Southeast Pacific: Chile [16049]. Southern Ocean: around South Georgia Island and on the ridge westward towards Black Rocks. Occasionally seen on the Scotia Ridge.

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5159))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 20 - 350 m [5839]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda