Bathyraja shuntovi

DOLGANOV, 1985


Narrownose skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
DOLGANOV, V.N. (1985)
A new species of skate from the southwestern Pacific Ocean. (in russian) Biologiya Morya (Vladivostok), 1985 (5): 66–68

Types
Bathyraja shuntovi
Holotype: ZIN: 46196; Paratype: MT: (Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok) --now probably private coll of Dolganov 751;


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Citation: Bathyraja shuntovi DOLGANOV, 1985: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Longnose deep-sea skate, eng Longnose deepsea skate, eng Narrownose skate

Short Description
Dark brown to grey in color [578]. Juveniles covered with small prickles dorsally; adults smooth, thin-bodied and with a greatly elongated snout [578].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous [578]. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
140 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 1470 m [578]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=545;