Dipturus ecuadoriensis (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1941)
Ecuador skate
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Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  39 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: known from the type locality, San Helena Bay, Ecuador.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  A demersal species with unknown depth distribution but presumably inhabits outer continental shelf and/or upper slope (Ref. 114953). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Length of specimen (39 cm TL) was based on a young male observed to have developed state of thorn patches on pectoral fins, and presumambly approaching maturity (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.11.99
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 20.11.18

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