Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes
(Skates and rays) > Rajidae
Etymology: Dipturus: Greek, di = two + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 240 m (Ref. 10932). Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: Aomori Prefecture, Japan to the East China Sea as far south as the Senkaku Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10932)
Occur in the sublittoral zone, 30-100 m on sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230). 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 6.5 cm long and 4.0 cm wide (Ref. 41249). FB name from Ref. 10932.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats (Ref. 205). Egg capsules are 6.5 cm long and 4.0 cm wide (Ref. 41249).
McEachran, J.D. and K.A. Dunn, 1998. Phylogenetic analysis of skates, a morphologically conservative clade of elasmobranchs (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae). Copeia 1998(2):271-290. (Ref. 27314)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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