Insentiraja subtilispinosa (Stehmann, 1989)
Velvet skate
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Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates)
Max. size:  55.2 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 970 - 1100 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines. Eastern Indian Ocean: western Australia (Ref. 114953)
Biology:  Bottom-dweller that feeds on invertebrates. Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Males reaches maturity at ca. 50cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 May 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.10.95
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 12.11.18

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