Dactylobatus armatus

Bean & Weed, 1909

Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Bean, B.A. & Weed, A.C. (1909)
Descriptions of two new species of electric rays, of the family Narcobatidae, from deep water off the southern Atlantic coast of the United States. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 36, 677–680

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Dactylobatus armatus Bean & Weed, 1909

Dactylobatus armatus
Syntype: USNM: 62915 USNM: 62914

Description :

Citation: Dactylobatus armatus Bean & Weed, 1909: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Common names
eng Skilletskate

Short Description
Narrow spatula-shaped lobe from margin of each pectoral. Upper surface ashy gray. Lower surface yellowish white, clouded with mouse gray [199].

Western Central Atlantic: South Carolina, USA to the Gulf of Mexico. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
32.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 557))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 500 m [5198]

shark-references Species-ID=1711;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Calicotyle kroyeri Diesing, 1850 [17436]