Atlantoraja platana

(Günther, 1880)

La Plata skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Günther, A. (1880)
Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876. Zoology, 1(6), 1–82

Image of the original description

Atlantoraja platana (Günther, 1880)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia platana, Raja platana, Rioraja platana

Atlantoraja platana
Holotype: BMNH: 1879.5.14.411

Description :

Citation: Atlantoraja platana (Günther, 1880): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Atlantoraja platana (Günther, 1880), San Matías Gulf, province of Río Negro, Argentina, © by Coller Nidia Marina, Argentina
Common names
spa Raya oscura, eng La Plata skate, eng Ray, por Arraia

Southeast Atlantic: Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086]. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods [19579].

Size / Weight / Age
80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [19579])

demersal; marine; depth range 19 - 181 m [19579]

shark-references Species-ID=472;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)