Sinobatis borneensis

(Chan, 1965)

Borneo leg skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae

Reference of the original description
Chan, W.L. (1965)
Anacanthobatis borneensis, the second new anacanthobatid skate from the South China Sea. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 13(1/3), 46–51

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Anacanthobatis borneensis, Anacanthobatis donghaiensis, Anacanthobatis nanhaiensis, Anacanthobatis (Sinobatis) borneensis, Springeria donghaiensis, Springeria nanhaiensis

Sinobatis borneensis
Holotype: BMNH: 1965.1.29.1;
Anacanthobatis donghaiensis
Holotype: ECSFI: SH80D-0371; Paratype: ECSFI: SH80D-0372; ECSFI: SH80D-0992; ECSFI: SH80D-0013; ECSFI: SH80D-0370; ECSFI: SH80D-0012;
Springeria nanhaiensis
Holotype: SCSFRI: S04915; Paratype: SFC: 304;

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Sinobatis borneensis (Chan, 1965), © FAO,
Common names
eng Borneo leg skate

Short Description
Disc thin. Snout broad and long with rostral filament. Eye small and remote from snout. Pelvic anterior lobe leg-like and completely separate from posterior lobe. Pelvic posterior lobe fused with tail. Tail slender.

Western Pacific: Ryukyu Trough, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Borneo. Source:

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
39.9 cm TL (male/unsexed; [542])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 800 - 1100 m [542]

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