Cruriraja andamanica

(LLOYD, 1909)

Andaman leg skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Gurgesiellidae

Reference of the original description
LLOYD, R.E. (1909)
A description of the deep-sea fish caught by the R. I. M. S. ship `Investigator' since the year 1900, with supposed evidence of mutation in Malthopsis. Memoirs of the Indian Museum, 2 (3): 139–180, Pls. 44–50

Image of the original description
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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia andamanica, Raja andamanica

Cruriraja andamanica
Holotype: ZSI: F1129/1;

Description :

Citation: Cruriraja andamanica (LLOYD, 1909): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2021

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Cruriraja andamanica (LLOYD, 1909) CMLRE 2803807b1, 398mm total length (LT) adult male and (b) CMLRE 2803807a, 452mm LT, adult female. CMLRE, Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology, Cochin, India © Vinu Jacob
Common names
eng Andaman leg skate

Short Description
Diagnosis after VINU et al. 2017 [25620]: Cruriraja andamanica differs from its congeners with the following combination of characters: single series of enlarged thorns on mid-dorsal region, becoming multiple rows towards middle of tail; presence of rostral, nuchal and scapular thorns, small denticles on ventral side of tail; short inter-dorsal space, less than length of first dorsal base. Dorsal surface without blotches; caudal extremities and dorsal fins white.

Indian Ocean: Known only off Great Nicobar Island (510–622 m), Andaman Sea. Identity of the specimen collected from off Tanzania needs verification [25620]

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 274 - 511 m [785]

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