Dipturus macrocaudus

(ISHIYAMA, 1955)

Bigtail skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
ISHIYAMA, R. (1955)
Studies on the rays and skates belonging to the family Rajidae, found in Japan and adjacent regions. 6. Raja macrocauda, a new skate. Journal of the Shimonoseki College of Fisheries, 4 (1): 43–51

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

Dipturus macrocaudus

Dipturus macrocauda
Paratype: CAS: 23172 CAS: 23169

Description :

Citation: Dipturus macrocaudus (ISHIYAMA, 1955): 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 macrocaudus, MTUF 26177, 130.0 x 60.0 mm © Hajime Ishihara, Japan
Common names
eng Bigtail skate

Northwest Pacific: Japan and the East China Sea. Source: www.gbif.org

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

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

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

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