Gurgesiella dorsalifera McEachran & Compagno, 1980
Onefin skate
photo by Fischer, L.G.

 Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
 Max. size:  53 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 470 - 800 m
 Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazilian coast, from Rio de Janeiro to Rio Grande do Sul.
 Biology:  Holotype taken from a depth of 800 m (Ref. 26282). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 57911). Max. width (Teodoro Vaske Jr., pers. comm., 2002).
 IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (B1ab(v)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.10.99
 Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 12.02.07

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