Amblyraja georgiana

(Norman, 1938)

Antarctic starry skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Norman, J.R. (1938)
Coast fishes. Part III. The Antarctic zone. Discovery Reports, 18, 1–105

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja georgiana, Raja (Amblyraja) georgiana

Amblyraja georgiana
Holotype: BMNH: 1837.7.12.1

Description :

Citation: Amblyraja georgiana (Norman, 1938): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Common names
spa Raya estrellada antártica, fra \(T\) Raie étoilée antarctique, eng Antarctic starry skate

Southeast Pacific: Chile [16049]. Southern Ocean: around South Georgia Island and on the ridge westward towards Black Rocks. Occasionally seen on the Scotia Ridge. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

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]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5159))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 20 - 350 m [5839]

shark-references Species-ID=206;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Ceratobdella quadricornuta Utevsky & Gordeev, 2015 [22830]