Sinobatis melanosoma (Chan, 1965)
Blackbodied leg skate
photo by FAO

 Family:  Anacanthobatidae (Smooth skates)
 Max. size:  59 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 500 - 1100 m
 Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: China Sea.
 Biology:  Maximum width at least 38 cm. Seldom caught. Utilization for human consumption limited (Ref. 9905). Found in soft, sandy bottoms; by-catch of trawls and usually discarded because of its small size (Ishihara, pers.comm. 07/07).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 05.02.93
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.01.11

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