Rostroraja velezi (Chirichigno F., 1973)
Velez ray
Rostroraja velezi
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  83 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 35 - 300 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California and Costa Rica to Colombia and Peru.
Biology:  Benthic on the continental shelf. Feed on crustaceans, polychaetes and fishes (Ref. 28023). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 06 February 2019 (A2d) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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