Sympterygia brevicaudata (Cope, 1877)
Shorttail fanskate
Sympterygia brevicaudata
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

 Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Skates)
 Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 18 m
 Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Ecuador to central Chile. Two specimens have been recorded from Uruguay but these may be in error.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Max. length (Johnny Labbe, pers. comm., 2000).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.09.99
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.10.12

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