Zearaja nasuta

(MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841)


New Zealand rough skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

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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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus nasutus, Raia nasuta, Raja nasuta, Raja (Dipturus) nasuta, Zearaja nasutus

Types
Zearaja nasuta



Description :


Citation: Zearaja nasuta (MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Common names
eng Brown rough skate, eng New Zealand rough skate, eng New Zealand skate, eng Rough skate

Short Description
Brown dorsally, mottled with white and black spots, and a large dark blotch on each wing; white ventrally [578].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Young hatching at about 18-20 cm [578]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Inhabits the continental shelf and upper slope [578]; usually in coastal waters (Ref. 9258). Found partially buried in sand [578]. Feeds on fish, shellfish, crabs, and worms.

Size / Weight / Age
118 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578]); max. reported age: 9 years (Ref. 47618)

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 1500 m [578]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=7554;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Kinetoplastea
  • Trypanosoma gargantua LAIRD, 1951 [21264]

Monogenea
  • Empruthotrema raiae (MACCALLUM, 1916) JOHNSTON & TIEGS, 1922 [17002]
  • Merizocotyle amplidiscata DILLON & HARGIS, 1965 [17002]

Cestoda
  • Acanthobothrium filicolle (ZSCHOKKE, 1887) [16448]
  • Acanthobothrium filicolle benedeni LÖNNBERG, 1889 [16245]
  • Acanthobothrium filicolle paulum LINTON, 1891 [16245]
  • Acanthobothrium wedli ROBINSON, 1959 [16384] [16245] [16175] [16128]
  • Clydonobothrium elegantissimum (LÖNNBERG, 1889) [16245]
  • Clydonobothrium leioformum ALEXANDER, 1963 [16245]
  • Echeneibothrium affine OLSSON, 1867 [16245]
  • Echinobothrium coenoformum ALEXANDER, 1963 [16245] [16430] [19536]
  • Nybelinia lingualis (CUVIER, 1817) [16112]