Breviraja marklei

McEACHRAN & MIYAKE, 1987


Nova Scotia skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
MCEACHRAN, J.D. & MIYAKE, T. (1987)
A new species of skate of the genus Breviraja from off Nova Scotia, with comments on the status of Breviraja and Neoraja (Chondrichthys, Rajoidei). Copeia, 1987 (2): 409–417

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Types
Breviraja marklei
Holotype: CMNFI: 1986-0036.1; Paratype: MCZ: 63198; ROM: 50330; USNM: 277973;


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Citation: Breviraja marklei McEACHRAN & MIYAKE, 1987: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
eng Nova Scotia skate

Distribution
Northwest Atlantic: off Nova Scotia, Canada.

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

Size / Weight / Age
39.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3665]); 45.1 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 443 - 988 m [3665]