Neoraja carolinensis

McEACHRAN & STEHMANN, 1984


Carolina pygmy skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
MCEACHRAN, J.D. & STEHMANN, M. (1984)
A new species of skate, Neoraja carolinensis, from off the southeastern United States (Elasmobranchii: Rajoidei). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 97 (4): 724–735.

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Citation: Neoraja carolinensis McEACHRAN & STEHMANN, 1984: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Carolina pygmy skate

Short Description
Anterior lobe of pelvic fin nearly as long or longer than posterior lobe of fin; dorsal surface of tail without distinct cross-bars; abdominal area uniformly dark colored and sharply marked off from light interbranchial and cloacal regions [3835].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: continental slope off the southeastern USA.

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

Size / Weight / Age
28.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3835])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 695 - 1010 m [3835]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4106;