Brochiraja spinifera

(GARRICK & PAUL, 1974)

Prickly deep-sea skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
GARRICK, J.A.F. & PAUL, L.J. (1974)
The taxonomy of New Zealand Skates (Suborder Rajoidea), with descriptions of three new species. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 4 (3): 345–377

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Bathyraja spinifera, Notoraja spinifera, Pavoraja spinifera

Brochiraja spinifera
Holotype: NMNZ: P05545; Paratype: NMNZ: P05680; NMNZ: P03637; NMNZ: P05466;

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Citation: Brochiraja spinifera (GARRICK & PAUL, 1974): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Common names
eng Prickly deep-sea skate, eng Prickly deepsea skate, eng Spiny deepsea skate

Short Description
Dark brown in color [578]. Wing tips rounded; snout shorter than most other skates; skin smooth, soft and loose, with band of prickles on hind body and tail [578].

Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Oviparous [578]. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 170 - 1460 m [578]

shark-references Species-ID=9495;