Indobatis ori

(WALLACE, 1967)


Black legskate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae

Reference of the original description
WALLACE, J.H. (1967)
The batoid fishes of the east coast of Southern Africa. Part III: Skates and Electric Rays. Investigational Report Oceanographic Research Institute, 17: 1–62

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Anacanthobatis ori, Springeria ori

Types
Indobatis ori
Holotype: SAIAB: 8343 (old: ORI B188) ; Paratype: SAIAB: 8344 (old: ORI B187);


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Indobatis ori (WALLACE, 1967); ZMH 25930; juvenile male; 222 mm TL; © Dr. Simon Weigmann, Elasmobranch Research Laboratory, Lüneburg

Common names
eng Black leg skate, eng Black legskate, por Raia preta

Short Description
A dark smooth-skinned legskate with a long, slender tail greater than body length; snout angular with broad-based filament; pectoral disc with rounded corners and no large thorns or denticles except for alar spines on adult males [536]. Legskates have pelvic fins separated into a mobile leg-like front lobe, and a rear lobe that may be fused to the tail base [536]. Uniformly grey-black or brownish above, lighter below [536].

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: off Mozambique and off Madagascar [20512]

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
429 mm TL [20512]

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1000 - 1725 m [20512]