Anacanthobatis folirostris

(BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1951)


Leaf-nose leg skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1951)
A new genus and species of anacanthobatid skate from the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 41 (3): 110-113

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Anacanthobatis foliorostris, Anacanthobatis (Springeria) folirostris, Springeria foliorostris, Springeria folirostris

Types
Anacanthobatis folirostris
Holotype: USNM: 152546; Paratype: MCZ: 37160;


Description:


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Common names
eng Leaf-nose leg skate

Short Description
Leaf-like expansion of snout. Skin naked. Pelvic fins are leg like. No dorsal fins. Upper surface ash gray, lower surface pale grayish white, outer posterior belt of pectorals sooty gray, snout narrowly and irregularly edged with black, tail sooty at base [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico.

Biology
Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [199])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 425 - 472 m [5198]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea