Rhinoraja longicauda


White-bellied softnose skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
ISHIYAMA, R. (1952)
Studies on the rays and skates belonging to the family Rajidae, found in Japan and adjacent regions. 4. A revision of three genera of Japanese rajids with descriptions of one new genus and four new species mostly occured in northern Japan. Journal of the Shimonoseki College of Fisheries, 2 (2): 1–34, Pls. 1–4.

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Rhinoraja longicauda
Holotype: Reizo Ishiyama Coll.: 16737; Paratype: CAS: 23128; Reizo Ishiyama Coll.: uncat.;

Description :

Citation: Rhinoraja longicauda ISHIYAMA, 1952: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Egg capsule of Rhinoraja longicauda MTUF 26172 (85.0 x 48.0 mm) © Hajime Ishihara, Japan
Common names
eng White-bellied softnose skate

Short Description
Lobate spines absent. Snout broad, obtuse. Juveniles greenish gray with brown hue on dorsal surface, adults chocolate-brown to gray (Ref. 41158).

Northwest Pacific: off northern Japan and the neighboring Russian coast. Source: www.gbif.org

Oviparous, 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].

demersal; marine; depth range 300 - 1000 m (Ref. 50610)

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