Dipturus stenorhynchus

(WALLACE, 1967)


Prow-nose 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 stenorhynchus, Raja stenorhyncus, Raja (Dipturus) stenorhynchus

Types
Dipturus stenorhynchus
Holotype: ORI: B186;


Description :


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Common names
eng Prow-nose skate, eng Prownose skate, por Raia focinhuda

Short Description
An all-dark longnose skate with a greatly elongated, broadly triangular snout, and a stout tail - shorter than body and with mid-section swollen and triangular-shaped; disc with angular corners and smooth underside; small thorn at nape [536]. Uniform dark grey above and below with black mucous pores on the underside [20085] [536].

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

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

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 253 - 761 m [20053]