Cruriraja poeyi

BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1948


Cuban 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 poeyi
Holotype: MCZ: 36324;


Description :


Citation: Cruriraja poeyi 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 Cuban Legskate, eng Cuban leg skate

Short Description
Upper surface of disc is largely smooth except around the eyes. Pale coffee brown except for a translucent area either side of rostral cartilage. Pale areas around the mouth, gill openings and tail [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Florida, USA to the Bahamas. 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
32.8 cm TL (male/unsexed; [199])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 385 - 870 m [5198]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1676;