Rajella purpuriventralis

(BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1962)


Purplebelly skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. (1962)
New and little known batoid fishes from the Western Atlantic. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 128 (4): 161–244, Pl. 1.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus purpuriventralis, Malacoraja purpuriventralis, Raja purpuriventralis, Rajella cf. purpuriventralis, Rajella cf. purpuriventralis

Types
Rajella purpuriventralis
Holotype: USNM: 196440


Description :


Citation: Rajella purpuriventralis (BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1962): 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
eng Purplebelly skate

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico [2445] and northern coast of South America (Ref. 5217).

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
17.4 cm WD (male/unsexed; [2445])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range ? - 922 m [2445]

Remarks
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