Neoraja africana

(STEHMANN & SÉRET, 1983)


West African pygmy skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
STEHMANN, M. & SÉRET, B. (1983)
A new species of deep-water skate, Breviraja africana sp. n. (Pisces, Batoidea, Rajidae), from the eastern central Atlantic slope, and remarks on the taxonomic status of Breviraja Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 4), Section A: Zoologie Biologie et Ecologie Animales, 5 (3): 903–925

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja africana

Types
Neoraja africana
Holotype: MNHN: 1983-0001; Paratype: MNHN: 1983-0002; ZMH: 24942 (old: ISH 129-1980);


Description :


Citation: Neoraja africana (STEHMANN & SÉRET, 1983): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Common names
eng West African pygmy skate

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: off Gabon and northwestern Africa.

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

Size / Weight / Age
30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [7180])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 900 - 1640 m [5130]

Remarks
8892