Fenestraja sinusmexicanus

(Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Gulf of Mexico 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 sinus-mexicanus, Breviraja sinusmexicanus, Gurgesiella sinusmexicanus, Gurgesiella (Fenestraja) sinusmexicanus

Fenestraja sinusmexicanus
Holotype: USNM: 103376; Paratype: USNM: 148279 USNM: 150260 USNM: 148268 USNM: 148274 USNM: 148275

Description :

Citation: Fenestraja sinusmexicanus (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
spa Raya pigmea, eng Gulf Of Mexico Pygmy Skate, eng Gulf skate

Short Description
Rostral cartilage short. Tail long and thorny. Short interspace between its two dorsal fin. Pale coloration of dorsal fins. Upper surface brownish purple. Lower surface plain yellowish white [199].

Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
37.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; [199])

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 311 m [5198]

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