Okamejei boesemani

(ISHIHARA, 1987)

Boeseman's skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
ISHIHARA, H. (1987)
Revision of the western North Pacific species of the genus Raja. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 34 (3): 241–285

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Okamejei cf. boesemani, Raja boesemani, Raja (Okamejei) boesemani

Description :

Citation: Okamejei boesemani (ISHIHARA, 1987): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Okamejei boesemani (ISHIHARA, 1987), immature male (HUMZ 94846, 397 mm TL, preserved): dorsal surface/ventral surface. In: LAST, P.R. & FAHMI & ISHIHARA, H. (2010): Okamejei cairae sp. nov. (Rajoidei: Rajidae), a new skate from the South China Sea. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 32: 89-100
Common names
eng Black sand skate, eng Boeseman"s skate

Western Central Pacific: East and South China seas from Shanghai (China) to Kuching (Sarawak), and possibly off eastern Indonesia. Possibly wide ranging in the Indo-Pacific. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses

Oviparous (Ref. 9908). Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Bottom-dweller that feeds on invertebrates and bony fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
55.0 cm (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9908))

demersal; marine; depth range 70 - 90 m [20054]

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