Fenestraja cubensis

(Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Cuban 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 cubensis, Gurgesiella cubensis, Gurgesiella (Fenestraja) cubensis

Fenestraja cubensis
Holotype: MCZ: 36443; Paratype: MCZ: Paratypes or additional material;

Description :

Citation: Fenestraja cubensis (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Cuban Pygmy Skate

Short Description
Tail posterior to the tips of the pelvic fins. Prickles on disc and tail are not densely pigmented. Dark marking on disc and tail. Upper surface of disc pale brown. Lower surface pale yellowish without dark markings [199].

Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and the Florida Keys. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
22 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine

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