Rajella purpuriventralis (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962)
Purplebelly skate
Rajella purpuriventralis
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 922 - 1260 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 13608) and northern coast of South America (Ref. 5217).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 June 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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