Neoraja africana (Stehmann & Séret, 1983)
West African pygmy skate
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Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 900 - 1640 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: off Gabon and northwestern Africa.
Biology:  Occurs in deeper slope waters. Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 20 August 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 03.03.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.07.07
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 26.08.94

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