Rajella bigelowi

(STEHMANN, 1978)


Bigelow's ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
STEHMANN, M. (1978)
Raja „bathyphila“, eine Doppelart des Subgenus Rajella: Wiederbeschreibung von R. bathyphila Holt & Byrne, 1908 und Raja bigelowi spec. nov. (Pisces, Rajiformes, Rajidae). Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft, 29 (1/2): 23–58

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja bigelowi, Raja (Rajella) bigelowi



Description :


Citation: Rajella bigelowi (STEHMANN, 1978): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2020

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Egg capsule of Rajella bigelowi, TCWC 2720-1, 53.0 x 29.9 mm © Hajime Ishihara, Japan
Common names
spa Raya de Bigelow, fra \(T\) Raie de Bigelow, eng Bigelow"s ray, eng Bigelow"s skate, por Arraia, por Raia

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Rockall Trough along Ireland, northern Bay of Biscay, northern Morocco and Azores, off Rio de Oro (Western Sahara) and Conakry (Guinea). Western Atlantic: Grand Banks off Newfoundland, Canada southward to northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Distribution probably much wider in deep water. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous [7182]. 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].

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

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 650 - 4156 m [7180], usually 1500 - ? m [7182]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=5857;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda