Raja africana

CAPAPÉ, 1977


African ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
CAPAPÉ, C. (1977)
Raja africana n. sp., une nouvelle espèce pour les côtes ouest-africaines et tunisiennes. Bulletin de la Société des sciences naturelles de Tunisie, 12: 69–78

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja (Raja) africana

Types
Raja africana
Holotype: MNHN: 1977-0206;


Description :


Citation: Raja africana CAPAPÉ, 1977: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Raja africana CAPAPÉ, 1977, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Raya africana, fra \(T\) Raie africaine, eng African ray, eng African skate, por Raia-africana

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Tunisia and coast of Mauritania. Raja africana Capapé, 1977 is a homonym, being preoccupied by Raja africana Bloch " Schneider, 1801[785] and thus needs a replacement name. Validity of this species questioned in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529].

Biology
Oviparous [7182]. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found in shelf and slope waters, depending on seasonal lower bottom water temperatures. Feeds on crustaceans and bony fishes.

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

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 400 m [7180]

Remarks
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