Bathyraja meridionalis

STEHMANN, 1987


Dark-belly skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
STEHMANN, M. (1987)
Bathyraja meridionalis sp. n. (Pisces, Elasmobranchii, Rajidae), a new deep-water skate from the eastern slope of subantarctic South Georgia Island. Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft, 38 (1–2): 35–56

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Types
Bathyraja meridionalis
Holotype: ZMH: 24933 (old: ISH 328-1976); Paratype: ZMH: 24934 (old: ISH 348-1976);


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Citation: Bathyraja meridionalis STEHMANN, 1987: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Common names
eng Dark-belly skate

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: Argentina [5839]. Southern Ocean: South Georgia Island. Some Soviet records reported from near Balleny Island in the western Pacific sector indicate a circumglobal Southern Ocean distribution of this species.

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

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

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 800 - 800 m (Ref. 58018)