Bathyraja scaphiops

(NORMAN, 1937)


Cuphead 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 scaphiops

Types
Bathyraja scaphiops
Holotype: BMNH: 1936.8.26.96 Paratype: BMNH: 1936.8.26.98 BMNH: 1936.8.26.97


Description :


Citation: Bathyraja scaphiops (NORMAN, 1937): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2019

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Common names
spa Raya picuda, eng Cuphead skate, eng Ray

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: Uruguay to Argentina [5839].

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

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=543;

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