Psammobatis rudis Günther, 1870
Smallthorn sand skate
photo by Meneses, P.D.

Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates)
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Chile and Argentina.
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 5.7 cm long and 3.4 cm wide (Ref. 41249).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.10.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.10.12

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