Bathyraja papilionifera

STEHMANN, 1985


Butterfly skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
STEHMANN, M. (1985)
Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen des FFS „Walther Herwig“ nach Sudamerika. LXIV. Bathyraja papilionifera sp. n. (Pisces, Batoidea, Rajidae), eine weitere neue Rochenart aus dem Südwestatlantik vom nordargentinischen Kontinentalabhang. Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft, 36 (1/2): 195–211

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Bathyraja papilionifer, Bathyraja papilonifera

Types
Bathyraja papilionifera
Holotype: ZMH: 24935 (old: ISH 297-1978 a); Paratype: ZMH: 24937 (old: ISH 300-1978); ZMH: 24936 (old: ISH 297-1978 b);


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Citation: Bathyraja papilionifera STEHMANN, 1985: 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
spa Raya, eng Butterfly skate, eng Whitemouth skate

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: known from the type locality, off Argentina and Uruguay [5839].

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

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 940 - 1040 m [785]