Zanobatus schoenleinii

(Müller & Henle, 1841)

Striped panray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Zanobatidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Zanobatus schoenleinii (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Platyrhina schoenleini, Platyrhina schoenleinii, Platyrhina schönleinii, Platyrhinoidis atlantica, Zanobatus atlantica, Zanobatus atlanticus, Zanobatus schoenleini, Zanobatus schoenleinni, Zanobatus (Platyrhina) schoenlein, Zanobatus (Platyrhina) schoenleini

Zanobatus schoenleinii
Holotype: ZMB: 4617

Description :

Citation: Zanobatus schoenleinii (Müller & Henle, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
deu \(T\) Geigenrochen, spa Raja de Altura, fra \(T\) Raie ronde, fra \(T\) Raie tigrée, eng Striped panray, por Arraia, por Raia-de-altura, por Raia-do-alto

Eastern Central Atlantic: Morocco to Gulf of Guinea. Record from India seems doubtful. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Occurs in shallow coastal waters to moderate depth, over sandy and sandy-muddy bottoms. Feeds on mollusks and other benthic invertebrates.

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6513))

demersal; marine; depth range 40 - 100 m [17657]

shark-references Species-ID=7546;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)