Dipturus gigas

(ISHIYAMA, 1958)


Giant skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
ISHIYAMA, R. (1958)
Studies on the rajid fishes (Rajidae) found in the waters around Japan. Journal of the Shimonoseki College of Fisheries, 7 (2/3): 193–394, pls. 1–3

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja gigas, Raja (Dipturus) gigas, Raja (Tengujei) gigas

Types
Dipturus gigas
Paratype: CAS: 23173 MCZ: 40292


Description :


Citation: Dipturus gigas (ISHIYAMA, 1958): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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Egg capsule of Dipturus gigas, MTUF 26175, 220.0 x 140.0 mm © Hajime Ishihara, Japan
Common names
eng Giant skate

Distribution
Western Pacific: Japan, the East China Sea, and the Philippines. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous (Ref. 9908). Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Feeds on invertebrates and bony fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
140 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 41299))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 400 m (Ref. 41299)

Remarks
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