Springeria folirostris

Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951

Leaf-nose leg skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae

Reference of the original description
Bigelow, H.B. & Schroeder, W.C. (1951)
A new genus and species of anacanthobatid skate from the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 41(3), 110–113

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Anacanthobatis foliorostris, Anacanthobatis folirostris, Anacanthobatis (Springeria) folirostris, Springeria foliorostris

Springeria folirostris

Anacanthobatis folirostris
Holotype: USNM: 152546; Paratype: MCZ: 37160;

Description :

Citation: Springeria folirostris Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Common names
eng Leaf-nose leg skate

Short Description
Leaf-like expansion of snout. Skin naked. Pelvic fins are leg like. No dorsal fins. Upper surface ash gray, lower surface pale grayish white, outer posterior belt of pectorals sooty gray, snout narrowly and irregularly edged with black, tail sooty at base [199].

Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico. Source: www.gbif.org

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [199])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 425 - 472 m [5198]

shark-references Species-ID=6616;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)