Bathyraja leucomelanos

IGLÉSIAS & LÉVY-HARTMANN, 2012


Domino skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
IGLÉSIAS, S.P. & LÉVY-HARTMANN, L. (2012)
Bathyraja leucomelanos, a new species of softnose skate (Chondrichthyes: Arhynchobatidae) from New Caledonia. Ichthyological Research, 59 (1): 38–48

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Bathyraja leucomelanos sp. nov., holotype, adult male (MNHN 2005-2740, 895 mm TL); © IGLÉSIAS & LÉVY-HARTMANN

Types
Bathyraja leucomelanos
Holotype: MNHN: 2005-2740;

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Citation: Bathyraja leucomelanos IGLÉSIAS & LÉVY-HARTMANN, 2012: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Bathyraja leucomelanos sp. nov., holotype, adult male (MNHN 2005-2740, 895 mm TL); © IGLÉSIAS & LÉVY-HARTMANN
Short Description
medium-sized species of Bathyraja with a long snout, pointed and very broad, supported by a slender flexible medial cartilage, dorsal surface of disc and tail entirely covered with small and fine dermal denticles; ventral surface naked, free of enlarged thorns; tail with single median row of 18 large thorns; dorsal fins small; epichordal caudal-fin lobe developed; dorsal surface mostly white except for black color along disc and tail margins, anterior obes of pelvic fins, claspers, and dorsal fins; ventral surface entirely black.

Distribution
Known only from the Coriolis Bank off western New Caledonia in the southwestern Pacific Ocean

Size / Weight / Age
max male: 895 mm

Habitat
marine; depth range 953-1022 m depth

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=11975;