Dactylobatus clarkii

(BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1958)


Hookskate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1958)
Four new rajids from the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 119 (2): 201–234

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dactylobatus clarki, Raja clarki, Raja clarkii

Types
Dactylobatus clarkii
Holotype: USNM: 156712 Paratype: MCZ: 39618


Description :


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Common names
eng Hookskate

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico [2445] and northern coast of South America (Ref. 5217). 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]. Inhabits mud-bottom habitat on the upper slope, generally in waters deeper than 350 meters. Stomach contents include one specimen of Mullus argentinae, remains of a teleost fish and predominance of Myctophidae fishes. Sympatric with other chondrichthyans, Etmopterus bigelowi, Squalus aff. blainvillei, and Dipturus leptocauda (Ref. 56543).

Size / Weight / Age
33.4 cm WD (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 475 - 1000 m [5198]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1713;