Neoraja caerulea

(STEHMANN, 1976)


Blue ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
STEHMANN, M. (1976)
Breviraja caerulea spec. nov. (Elasmobranchii, Batoidea, Rajidae); eine neue archibenthale Rochenart und zugleich ein Erstnachweis ihrer Gattung im Nordostatlantik. Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft, 27 (2): 97–114

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja caerulea



Description :


Citation: Neoraja caerulea (STEHMANN, 1976): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
spa Raya azul, fra \(T\) Raie bleue, eng Blue pygmy skate, eng Blue ray

Distribution
Northeast Atlantic: Iceland [20065] and slopes around Rockall Trough, northwest of Ireland.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Oviparous [7182]. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Inhabits the deeper parts of the continental slope and on slopes of submarine banks. Feeds on all kinds of bottom animals.

Size / Weight / Age
30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [7182])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 1262 m [3835]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4105;