Rostroraja velezi

(CHIRICHIGNO, 1973)


Velez ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
CHIRICHIGNO, F.N. (1973)
Nuevas especies de peces de los generos Mustelus (Fam. Triakidae), Raja (Fam. Rajidae) y Schedophilus (Fam. Centrolophidae). Informes Especiales, Instituto del Mar del Perú, (42): 1–40

Image of the original description

Rostroraja velezi (CHIRICHIGNO, 1973); In: CHIRICHIGNO, F.N. 1973 Nuevas especies de peces de los generos Mustelus (Fam. Triakidae), Raja (Fam. Rajidae) y Schedophilus (Fam. Centrolophidae). Informes Especiales, Instituto del Mar del Perú, (42): 1-40

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja velezi

Types
Rostroraja velezi

Raja velezi
Holotype: IMARPE: 1213; Paratype: IMARPE: 1215; IMARPE: 1216; IMARPE: 1214;


Description :


Citation: Rostroraja velezi (CHIRICHIGNO, 1973): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Rostroraja velezi (CHIRICHIGNO, 1973), Gulf of California © Nicolas Ehemann, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Mexico
Common names
spa Raya, spa Raya chilona, spa Raya de Velez, spa Raya de Velezi, fra \(T\) Raie de Vélez, eng Rasptail ray, eng Rasptail skate, eng Velez ray

Short Description
Diet: Cost Rica (data base: 511 examined): The diet of immature R. velezi was dominated almost exclusively by shrimps (e.g. Solenocera mutator and Plesionika trispinus); teleosts were the second most important group. The diet from mature R. velezi included several species of teleosts [e.g. bighead sandperch Diplectrum euryplectrum Jordan & Bollman 1890, Ophidion sp., tailspot goby Bollmania stigmatura Gilbert 1892, speckled scorpionfish Pontinus sierra (Gilbert 1890), daisy midshipman Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson 1844)] and shrimps (e.g. S. mutator, Sicyonia picta, Solenocera agassizii, P. trispinus) [17194] [22647].

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California and Costa Rica to Colombia and Peru. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Benthic on the continental shelf. Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes and fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
75.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9261))

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 35 - 300 m [16090], usually 35 - 140 m (Ref. 9261)

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda