Dipturus teevani

(BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1951)


Prickly brown ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1951)
Three new skates and a new chimaerid fish from the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 41 (12): 383–392

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja floridana, Raja teevani, Raja (Dipturus) floridana, Raja (Dipturus) teevani

Types
Dipturus teevani
Holotype: USNM: 153557; Paratype: MCZ: 37189;
Raja floridana
Holotype: USNM: 196441 Paratype: MCZ: 40723 MCZ: 40724 MCZ: 40725


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Citation: Dipturus teevani (BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1951): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Common names
spa Raya piel de lija, fra \(T\) Raie rugueuse, eng Caribbean skate, eng Prickly brown ray

Short Description
Lack of thorns along the midbelt of the disc from the level of the axils of the pectoral fins to the vicinity of the spiracles. Tails widen rearward toward the dorsal fins. No interspace between the bases of the dorsal fins. Upper surface pale brown, darker along posterior margins of disc, pelvic fins and tail. Dorsal fins and caudal black. Lower surface margined with black rearward from the level of the mouth [199].

Distribution
Western Atlantic: off Florida [20069] [2445], northern coast of Colombia, and off Suriname [2445], Brazil [17673]. Occurence: 2012: North Carolina [15545], Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

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

Size / Weight / Age
84.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 320 - 940 m [2445]