Atlantoraja castelnaui

(MIRANDA RIBEIRO, 1907)


Spotback skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
DE MIRANDA RIBEIRO, A. (1907)
Fauna Braziliense. Peixes. II. Desmobranchios. Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, 14: 131–217, Pls. 1–20

Image of the original description

Atlantoraja castelnaui (MIRANDA RIBEIRO,1907)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia castelnaui, Raja castelnaui, Raja (Atlantoraja) castelnaui, Rioraja castelnaui

Types
Atlantoraja castelnaui
Syntype: MNRJ: ?


Description :


Citation: Atlantoraja castelnaui (MIRANDA RIBEIRO, 1907): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2017

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Atlantoraja castelnaui (MIRANDA RIBEIRO,1907) Male mature, TL (cm)= 71 cm, Southern Brazil (23°–26°S), © Bianca de Sousa Rangel, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Common names
spa Raya a lunares, eng Ray, eng Spotback skate, por Arraia-chita, por Arraia-pintada, por Chita, por Raia-chita, por Raia-pintada

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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].

Size / Weight / Age
132 cm TL (male/unsexed; [19579])

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 100 m [19579]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
Cestoda
Nematoda
  • Procamallanus pereirai ANNEREAUX, 1946 [10102]
  • Pseudanisakis argentinensis IRIGOITIA, BRAICOVICH, FARBER & TIMI, 2017 [25303]
  • Raphidascaris sp. [10102]

Copepoda
  • Brianella corniger WILSON, 1915 [24671]
  • Kroeyerina sudamericana IRIGOITIA, CANTATORE, INCORVAIA & TIMI, 2016 [24671]