Insentiraja subtilispinosa

(STEHMANN, 1989)

Velvet skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
STEHMANN, M. (1989)
Resurrection of Notoraja Ishiyama, 1958 and description of a new species of deep-water skate from the South China Sea Notoraja subtilispinosa sp. nov. (Pisces, Batoidea, Rajidae). Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Serie A Zoologie, 143: 247–260.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Notoraja subtilispinosa, Notoraja (Insentiraja) subtilispinosa

Insentiraja subtilispinosa
Holotype: MNHN: 1985-0134;

Description :

Citation: Insentiraja subtilispinosa (STEHMANN, 1989): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
eng Velvet skate, eng Western looseskin skate

Western Central Pacific. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Bottom-dweller that feeds on invertebrates.

Size / Weight / Age
55.2 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 970 - 1100 m [542]

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