Arhynchobatis asperrimus

Waite, 1909

Longtail skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Waite, E.R. (1909)
Pisces. Part I. In: Scientific results of the New Zealand government trawling expedition, 1907. Records of the Canterbury Museum, 1(2), 131–155

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Arhynchobatis asperrimus Waite, 1909 © Canterbury Museum

Arhynchobatis asperrimus
Holotype: CMC: F417;

Description :

Citation: Arhynchobatis asperrimus Waite, 1909: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Longtail skate, eng Longtailed skate

Short Description
Dorsal side dark brown or purplish-grey in color and covered with small erect prickles [578].

Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand. Source:

Oviparous, young hatch at about 10 cm. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 90 - 1070 m [578]

shark-references Species-ID=393;