Dipturus campbelli

(WALLACE, 1967)

Blackspot skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
WALLACE, J.H. (1967)
The batoid fishes of the east coast of Southern Africa. Part III: Skates and Electric Rays. Investigational Report Oceanographic Research Institute, 17: 1–62

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja campbelli, Raja (Dipturus) campbelli

Dipturus campbelli
Holotype: SAIAB: 992 (old: ORI B804) ; Paratype: SAIAB: ? (old: ORI B859);

Description :

Citation: Dipturus campbelli (WALLACE, 1967): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2019

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Common names
eng Blackspot skate, por Raia mancha preta

Short Description
A black-spotted longnose skate with an elongated, acutely triangular snout, and a stout tail- just shorter than body and slightly swollen along the mid-section; disc with rounded corners and smooth underside except for small denticles on edges and tip of snout; small thorns on nape and midback to 1st dorsal fin [536]. Medium grey to brownish with numerous small dark spots dorsally; grey with conspicuous black pores ventrally [536].

Western Indian Ocean: off central Mozambique and Durban, South Africa.

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

Size / Weight / Age
66.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [536])

demersal; marine; depth range 137 - 403 m [536]

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