Rhinoraja odai Ishiyama, 1958
Oda's skate
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Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates)
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Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 870 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: off the Izu Peninsula, Japan.
Biology:  Found in deep water (Ref. 8630). Depth range given by H. Ishihara (pers.comm. 07/07). 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 5.7-5.9 cm long and 3.2-3.3 cm wide (Ref. 41249, 41253).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 September 2004 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.04.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.10.12

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