Neoraja iberica, Iberian pygmy skate

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Neoraja iberica Stehmann, Séret, Costa & Baro, 2008

Iberian pygmy skate
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Neoraja iberica
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes(Släkte, Arter) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (hajar och rockor) (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes (Skates and rays) > Rajidae (Skates)
Etymology: Neoraja: Greek, neos = new + Latin, raja = fish, Raja sp. (Ref. 45335);  iberica: Named for its type locality, a very restricted area of the eastern North Atlantic along SW slope of the Iberian Peninsula, in both the Portuguese and Spanish sectors.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina djupbottenlevande; djupintervall 270 - 670 m (Ref. 75590).   Subtropical

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Northeastern Atlantic: Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 28 - 29 cm
Max length : 32.7 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 75590); 31.6 cm TL (female)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

This species is distinguished by the following characteristics: ochre to greyish brown or dark greyish disc and posterior pelvic lobes distinctly ornamented dorsally by many dark brown spots and dots and usually a few paired whitish spots in small and half-grown specimens, all often reduced in larger specimens to few pairs if larger symmetrically placed brown, pale edged spots, plus 1-2 pairs of pale spots or dots; disc inverse heart-shaped with snout tip with short, triangular projections; length of tail about 62% (mean) of TL; lateral folds only along the posterior half or 1/3 of tail length; hypocordal lobe on caudal fin; anterior pelvic lobes about 3/4 of posterior lobe length; no nasobasal fenestrae on cranium, with narrow anterior fontanelle and delicate, thin rostral shaft almost reaching rostral node (Ref. 75590).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Stehmann, M.F.W., B. Séret, E.M. Costa and J. Baro, 2008. Neoraja iberica n. sp., a new species of pygmy skate (Elasmobranchii, Rajidae) from the southern slope of the Iberian Peninsula (Eastern North Atlantic). Cybium 32(1):51-71. (Ref. 75590)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 12 December 2014

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.6 - 11.2, mean 9.9 °C (based on 24 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00309 (0.00145 - 0.00660), b=3.22 (3.04 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .