Arhynchobatis asperrimus

WAITE, 1909


Longtail skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
WAITE, E.R. (1909)
Pisces. Part I. In: Scientific results of the New Zealand government trawling expedition, 1907. Records of the Canterbury Museum, 1 (2): 131–155, Pls. 13–23

Image of the original description

Arhynchobatis asperrimus WAITE, 1909 © Canterbury Museum

Types
Arhynchobatis asperrimus
Holotype: CMC: F417;


Description :


Citation: Arhynchobatis asperrimus WAITE, 1909: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2017

No image available.
Please send your images of "Arhynchobatis asperrimus" to
info@shark-references.com
Common names
eng Longtail skate, eng Longtailed skate

Short Description
Dorsal side dark brown or purplish-grey in color and covered with small erect prickles [578].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, young hatch at about 10 cm. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 90 - 1070 m [578]