Raja montagui

Fowler, 1910

Spotted ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Fowler, H.W. (1910)
Notes on batoid fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 62, 468–475

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia montagui, Raia oculata, Raja oculata, Raja (Raja) montagui

Raja montagui
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Raja oculata
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Description :

Citation: Raja montagui Fowler, 1910: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Raja montagui Fowler, 1910, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
deu \(T\) Fleckenrochen, deu \(T\) Fleckrochen, deu \(T\) Gefleckter Rochen, deu \(T\) Mittelmeer Sternrochen, deu \(T\) Rochen, spa Raia pintada, spa Raya estrellada, spa Raya pintada, spa Raya radiada, fra \(T\) Raie douce, fra \(T\) Raie étoilée, eng Homelyn ray, eng Spotted homelyn ray, eng Spotted ray, eng Spotted skate, eng Starry ray, ita Pichira schizzata, ita Razza aculata, ita Razza maculata, ita Razza stellata, por Raia-manchada, por Raia-pintada

Short Description
Upper surface almost smooth in young, but prickly in large specimens, except for bare centers of pectoral fins and hind part of disc, underside nearly smooth; orbital thorns separate, a regular row of 20-50 usually persistent thorns from nape to first dorsal fin; upper surface brownish with numerous small dark spots which do not reach the margins of the disc, frequently a concentration of dark spots forming a ring around a pale centre on hind part of each pectoral fin, underside white [7182].

Eastern Atlantic: Shetlands, southern North Sea and the western Baltic to Mauritania, including the western part of the Mediterranean (to Tunisia and western Greece). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: public aquariums; price category: medium; price reliability: reliable: based on ex-vessel price for this species

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Egg-cases laid during summer [7182]. Fecundity: 24-60 eggs per year. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20075])

demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 345 m [17735]

shark-references Species-ID=5709;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Brachiella inconcinna Richiardi, 1880 (nomen nudum) [16609]
  • Eudactylina similis Scott, 1902 [16598]
  • Lernaeopodina longimana (Olsson, 1869) [16598]

  • Pontobdella muricata (Linnaeus, 1758) [26062]