Bathyraja cousseauae

DÍAZ DE ASTARLOA & MABRAGAÑA, 2004


Joined-fins skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
DÍAZ DE ASTARLOA, J.M. & MABRAGAÑA, E. (2004)
Bathyraja cousseauae sp. n.: a new softnose skate from the southwestern Atlantic (Rajiformes, Rajidae). Copeia, 2004 (2): 326–335

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Bathyraja cousseaui

Types
Bathyraja cousseauae
Holotype: INIDEP: 719; Paratype: INIDEP: 722; INIDEP: 720; INIDEP: 721;


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Citation: Bathyraja cousseauae DÍAZ DE ASTARLOA & MABRAGAÑA, 2004: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Common names
spa Raya Aletas Juntas, eng Joined-fins skate

Short Description
This species is distinguished by having the following characters: a large and very distinct round pale area ocellus-like, margined with dark brown on posterior part of each pectoral base of the upper side of the disc; upper surface of disc fully covered with numerous small spinules, also on interorbital area, tail, dorsal fins, and posterior pelvic lobes; larger individuals with scattered spinules distributed in central parts of the disc; ocular thorns absent; continuous row of 21-27 median thorns from nuchal; region to first dorsal fin; males have elongated, slender rod-shaped claspers; dorsal fin densely spinulose close to the end of tail and with no space between them (Ref. 55502).

Distribution
Southwestern Atlantic: Off northern Patagonian, off Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Size / Weight / Age
86.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 55502))

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 119 - 284 m (Ref. 55502)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=503;