Rhinoptera brasiliensis

MÜLLER, 1836


Ticon cownose ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Rhinopteridae

Reference of the original description
MÜLLER, J. (1836)
Vergleichende Anatomie der Myxinoiden, der Cyclostomen mit durchbohrtem Gaumen. Erster Theil. Osteologie und Myologie. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1834: 65–340, Pls. 1–9

Image of the original description

Rhinoptera brasiliensis MÜLLER,1836

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja brasiliensis, Rhinoptera aff. brasiliensis, Rhinoptera cf. brasiliensis

Types
Rhinoptera brasiliensis
Holotype: MNHN: 3476;
Raja brasiliensis
Holotype: ZSM: (old collection) lost in WW II;


Description :


Citation: Rhinoptera brasiliensis MÜLLER, 1836: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2020

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Rhinoptera brasiliensis MÜLLER,1836; Size (cm): 63.5, Brazil, Macaé, Rio de Janeiro © Marcelo Vianna, Laboratório de Biologia e Tecnologia Pesqueira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Common names
spa Gavilán ticón, fra \(T\) Mourine ticon, eng Brazilian cow-nose ray, eng Ticon cownose ray, por Arraia-ticonha, por Ticonha

Short Description
Median row of teeth is wider transversely to their lengths. Upper jaw has 9 series of teeth. Brown above, brownish white below. Darker towards the tips of the pectorals [199].

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic. Validity of this species questioned in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733].

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=6060;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda