Rajella bathyphila

(HOLT & BYRNE, 1908)


Deepwater ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
HOLT, E.W.L. & BYRNE, L.W. (1908)
Second report on the fishes of the Irish Atlantic slope. Fisheries, Ireland, Scientific Investigations, 5 (1906): 1–63, Pls. 1–5.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia bathyphila, Raja bathyphila, Raja bathyphilla, Raja (Rajella) bathyphila

Types
Rajella bathyphila
Holotype: BMNH: 1912.3.1.108


Description :


Citation: Rajella bathyphila (HOLT & BYRNE, 1908): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2020

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Common names
spa Raya profunda, fra \(T\) Raie bathyale, eng Deep-water ray, eng Deepwater ray, eng Deepwater skate

Short Description
Lower surface of the discus dark brown, darker in upper surface. Without definite markings, outer edges of pectoral and pelvic fins shading to darker [199].

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Denmark-Strait, Rockall Trough along Ireland, northern Bay of Biscay and Rio de Oro in Western Sahara, but possibly throughout the area in very deep water. Western Atlantic: north of 45°N [5130]. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous [7182]. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

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

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 2172 m (Ref. 5951), usually 1300 - 1400 m [5130]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=5856;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda