Gurgesiella atlantica

(BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1962)


Atlantic pygmy skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Gurgesiellidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1962)
New and little known batoid fishes from the Western Atlantic. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 128 (4): 161–244, Pl. 1.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Gurgesiella (Gurgesiella) atlantica, Pseudoraja atlantica

Types
Gurgesiella atlantica
Holotype: USNM: 196444 Paratype: MCZ: 40167 MCZ: 40168


Description :


Citation: Gurgesiella atlantica (BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1962): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2018

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Common names
eng Atlantic pygmy skate

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea to Brazil. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 557))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 374 - 480 m [2445]