Fenestraja atripinna

(Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Blackfin pygmy skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Gurgesiellidae

Reference of the original description
Bigelow, H.B. & Schroeder, W.C. (1950)
New and little known cartilaginous fishes from the Atlantic. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 103(7), 385–408

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja atripinna, Gurgesiella atripinna

Fenestraja atripinna
Holotype: MCZ: 36370; Paratype: MCZ: ?;

Description :

Citation: Fenestraja atripinna (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2023

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Common names
spa Raya Aletinegra, eng Blackfin pygmy skate, eng Blackfin skate

Short Description
Longer rostral cartilage. Long interspace between dorsal fins. Upper surface of disc, pelvic fins and tail pale pinkish brown without distinctive markings. Lower surface plain whitish, later becoming clouded with chocolate brown [199].

Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas to the northern Caribbean. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 595 - 595 m [785]

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