Cruriraja atlantis

BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1948


Atlantic leg skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Gurgesiellidae

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
Cruriraja atlantis
Holotype: MCZ: 36320;


Description :


Citation: Cruriraja atlantis BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1948: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Atlantic Legskate, eng Atlantic leg skate, eng Cuban legskate

Short Description
Large width interspace between first and second dorsal fins. Upper surface pale brown disc without definite markings. Lower surface whitish or yellowish. Tail pale dusky below [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Florida, USA to northern Cuba. 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 512 - 778 m [785]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1672;