Schroederobatis americana

(Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962)

American legskate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae

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
Anacanthobatis americana, Anacanthobatis americanus, Anacanthobatis (Schroederobatis) americanus

Schroederobatis americana

Anacanthobatis americanus
Holotype: USNM: 196445 Paratype: MCZ: 40365 MCZ: 40366 MCZ: 40364

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Citation: Schroederobatis americana (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2021

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Common names
eng American legskate

Western Central Atlantic: southern Caribbean (Ref. 8630) and northern coast of South America. Source:

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
40.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 900 m (Ref. 5217)

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