Amblyraja taaf

(MEISSNER, 1987)


Whiteleg skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
MEISSNER, E.E. (1987)
A new species of ray (Rajidae, Batoidei) from the Indian Ocean sector of the Antarctic. Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 66 (12): 1840–1849

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

Types
Amblyraja taaf
Holotype: ZIK: 91514; Paratype: ZIK: 91515; ZIK: 91516;


Description :


Citation: Amblyraja taaf (MEISSNER, 1987): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2017

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Common names
eng Whiteleg skate

Distribution
Indian Ocean: widespread in the sub-Antarctic region.

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

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

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 375 - 390 m (Ref. 58018)