Bathyraja griseocauda

(NORMAN, 1937)


Graytail skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
NORMAN, J.R. (1937)
Coast fishes. Part II. The Patagonian region. Discovery Reports, 16: 1–150, figs 1–76., pls 1–5

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja griseocauda

Types
Bathyraja griseocauda
Holotype: BMNH: 1936.8.26.157 Paratype: BMNH: 1836.8.26.159 BMNH: 1836.8.26.160 BMNH: 1953.8.10.18 BMNH: 1953.8.10.19 BMNH: 1836.8.26.158


Description :


Citation: Bathyraja griseocauda (NORMAN, 1937): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Bathyraja griseocauda (NORMAN, 1937), collection of chondrichthyans of Julio Lamilla's Laboratory of Elasmobranchs at the Austral University of Chile © Sebastian Kraft, Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad (IEB), Universidad de Chile
Common names
spa Raya austral lija, eng Austral ray, eng Graytail skate

Distribution
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Uruguay [5839] to Patagonian coast of South America including the Falkland Islands. Southern Ocean: Scotia Arc to South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086]. Small individuals preyed on benthic gammarid amphipods and isopods. In larger skates, >50 cm D, Patagonotothen ramsayi, other fish species and Loligo gahi became increasingly important (Ref. 54177).

Size / Weight / Age
49.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20057])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 94 - 585 m [20057]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=510;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Trematoda
  • Otodistomum plunketi FYFE, 1953 [21203]