Atlantoraja platana (Günther, 1880)
La Plata skate
Atlantoraja platana
photo by Meneses, P.D.

Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates)
Max. size:  81.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 19 - 181 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
Biology:  Type specimen taken from a depth of about 24 m (Ref. 26282). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods (Ref. 57911).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 (A4bd) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.10.99
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.09.15

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