Gymnura crooki

FOWLER, 1934



Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae

Reference of the original description
FOWLER, H.W. (1934)
Descriptions of new fishes obtained 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 85: 233–367

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Types
Gymnura crooki
Holotype: USNM: 93388 (not 6830);


Description :


Citation: Gymnura crooki FOWLER, 1934: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Distribution
Northwest Pacific: known from the type locality, Kowloon, China. Not in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529]. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
54653