Psammobatis scobina

(Philippi, 1857)

Raspthorn sand skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Philippi, R.A. (1857)
Ueber einige Chilenische Vögel und Fische. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, 23(1), 262–272

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Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Malacorhina mira, Raja mira, Raja philippii, Raja scobina, Raja (Malacorhina) mira, Uraptera scobina

Psammobatis scobina
XXXX: No types known;
Raja mira
Holotype: MCZ: 226-S

Description :

Citation: Psammobatis scobina (Philippi, 1857): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Psammobatis scobina (Philippi, 1857), male; © Ignacio Contreras, Laboratorio de Zoología de Vertebrados Facultad de Ciencias, U. de Chile
Common names
spa Raya, eng Raspthorn sand skate, eng Ray

Southeast Pacific: Chile. Southwest Atlantic: Uruguay to Argentina [5839]. Source:

Oviparous, 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].

demersal; marine; depth range 40 - 450 m (Ref. 27092)

shark-references Species-ID=5212;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Rajonchocotyle emarginata (Olsson, 1876) [22565]