Breviraja colesi

BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1948


Lightnose skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1948)
New genera and species of batoid fishes. Journal of Marine Research, 7: 543–566

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Types
Breviraja colesi
Holotype: MCZ: 36374;


Description :


Citation: Breviraja colesi BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1948: 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 Lightnose Skate

Short Description
Short rostral cartilage. Disc rough with small prickles on adults of both sexes. Upper surface of disc pale brown, mottled with irregular spots and blotches of darker brown. Lower surface of disc and of tail pale yellowish or whitish [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas. Source: www.gbif.org

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 366 - 522 m [785]