Leucoraja lentiginosa

(BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1951)


Speckled skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1951)
Three new skates and a new chimaerid fish from the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 41 (12): 383–392

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja garmani lentiginosa, Raja lentiginosa

Types
Leucoraja lentiginosa
Holotype: USNM: 153552; Paratype: MCZ: 37188; USNM: 153555; USNM: 153554; USNM: 153553;


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Common names
spa Raya pecosa, eng Freckled skate, eng Speckled skate

Short Description
Upper surface disk is densely freckled with small dark brown or pale brown and whitish spots, not arranged in rosettes [17658]. Spots on tail grouped in form about five or six prominent bars. Light and dark spots on dorsal and caudal fin. Lower surface whitish [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico to Nicaragua. Regarded as junior synonym of Raja garmani, but findings unpublished (Ref. 3824). Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
43.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [17658])

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 53 - 457 m [17658]

Remarks
11877