Amblyraja taaf

(Meissner, 1987)

Whiteleg skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Meissner, E.E. (1987)
A new species of ray (Rajidae, Batoidei) from the Indian Ocean sector of the Antarctic. Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 66(12), 1840–1849

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

Amblyraja taaf
Holotype: ZIK: 91514; Paratype: ZIK: 91515; ZIK: 91516;

Description :

Citation: Amblyraja taaf (Meissner, 1987): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Whiteleg skate

Indian Ocean: widespread in the sub-Antarctic region.

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

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

demersal; marine; depth range 375 - 390 m (Ref. 58018)

shark-references Species-ID=212;