Dipturus johannisdavisi

(ALCOCK, 1899)


Travancore skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
ALCOCK, A. (1899)
A descriptive catalogue of the Indian deep-sea fishes in the Indian Museum. Being a revised account of the deep-sea fishes collected by the Royal Indian marine survey ship `Investigator.' Calcutta. Calcutta, Indian Museum 211 p.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus cf. johannisdaviesi, Dipturus johannisdavesi, Raia johannis-davisi, Raja johannis-davisi, Raja johannisdavisi, Raja (Dipturus) johannisdavisi

Types
Dipturus johannisdavisi
Holotype: ZSI: F477/1;


Description :


Citation: Dipturus johannisdavisi (ALCOCK, 1899): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Travancore skate

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden and Travancore coast in India. Questionably from near Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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

Size / Weight / Age
23.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; )

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 410 - 549 m

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2004;