Breviraja spinosa

BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1950


Spinose skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1950)
New and little known cartilaginous fishes from the Atlantic. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 103 (7): 385–408, Pls. 1–7

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja cf. spinosa

Types
Breviraja spinosa
Holotype: MCZ: 36373; Paratype: USNM: uncat.; USNM: uncat.;


Description :


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Common names
eng Spinose skate

Short Description
Irregular rows of thorns along the midbelt of disc. First and second dorsal fins are confluent. Upper surface light brown with a few whitish blotches. Lower surface plain whitish [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico to Nicaragua and off Suriname. 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].

Size / Weight / Age
23.6 cm WD (male/unsexed; [2445])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 323 - 675 m [2445]