Dipturus diehli


Thorny tail skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
SOTO, J.M.R. & MINCARONE, M.M. (2001)
Dipturus diehli sp. nov., a new species of skate (Chondrichthyes, Rajidae) from southern Brazil. Mare Magnum, 1 (1): 3–6

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Dipturus diehli
Holotype: MOVI: 8494;

Description :

Citation: Dipturus diehli SOTO & MINCARONE, 2001: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Common names
eng Thorny tail skate, por Raia-de-cauda-espinhosa

Short Description
Diagnosis: One median thorn row on disc with 27 thorns; 5 thorn rows on tail, the median row with 32 intercalated small/great thorns extending from caudal base to first dorsal fin; 8 nuchal thorns; 17 orbital, 9 spiracular, and 4 scapular thorns each side, with dorsal and ventral surfaces rough (Ref. 56493).

Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
101 cm DL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 56493))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 480 - 480 m (Ref. 56493)