Leucoraja yucatanensis

(BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1950)


Yucatan skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

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, Pls. 1–7

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja yucatanensis, Raja yucatanensis, Raja (Leucoraja) yucatanensis

Types
Leucoraja yucatanensis
Holotype: USNM: 148273


Description :


Citation: Leucoraja yucatanensis (BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1950): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2019

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Common names
eng Yucatan skate

Short Description
Two or more irregular thorns along the median belt of its disc rearward from the scapular region. First and second dorsal fins separated by definite interspace with one or two thorns. Upper surface brownish gray, lower surface pale yellowish [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: known only from the northeastern slope of Yucatan, Mexico.

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

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 423 - 423 m [5198]

Remarks
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