Benthobatis kreffti

RINCON, STEHMANN & VOOREN, 2001



Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
RINCON, G. & STEHMANN, M. & VOOREN, C.M. (2001)
Results of the research cruises of FRV 'Walther Herwig' to South America. LXXIV. Benthobatis kreffti n.sp. (Chondrichthyes, Rajiformes, Narcinidae), a new deep-water electric ray from off South Brazil and the third species of the genus. Archives of Fishery and Marine Research, 49 (1): 45–60

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Citation: Benthobatis kreffti RINCON, STEHMANN & VOOREN, 2001: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: off southern Brazil. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
There are indications that this species is ovovivipar [19579]. Deep water species on the continental slope. Feeds on worms, isopods and amphipods.

Size / Weight / Age
30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [19579])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 420 - 527 m [19579]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=578;