Rajella fuliginea (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1954)
Sooty skate
Rajella fuliginea
photo by FAO

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 732 - 824 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: French Guiana.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother (Ref. 205). Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats (Ref. 205). Egg capsules are 12.5 cm long and 7.5 cm wide (Ref. 41249).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.03.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.08

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