You can sponsor this page

Brochiraja aenigma  Last & McEachran, 2006

Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Brochiraja aenigma
Brochiraja aenigma
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical fish in this Family.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes (Skates and rays) > Arhynchobatidae (Skates)
Etymology: aenigma: Name from Latin 'aenigma' or enigma, in allusion to its unresolved taxonomic status..   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 437 m (Ref. 58023).   Deep-water

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: New Zealand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58023)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A species of Brochiraja with the following combination of characters: rounded disc; very long tail, 1.5 times disc length, 2.9 times ventral head length, 6.8 times snout length; orbit moderately large, 2.4 in preorbital snout length; calcified rostral shaft very short; tail base narrow, width at pelvic fin insertions 2 times width at midlength; dermal denticles closely spaced, over entire upper disc; mid-dorsal surface of tail with thorns and denticles; dorsolateral surface of tail without thorns; orbital thorns absent; entire ventral surface naked; medium brownish with darker mottling above and below; indistinct rows of pale-edged pores on ventral surface; nuchal pore band indistinct; anterior pelvic fin lobe bulbous, black tipped; total pectoral radials 73-74; predorsal vertebrae 115; c. 30 tooth rows in upper jaw (Ref. 58023).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known only from a single specimen; no information on mature males or juveniles (Ref. 58023).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : McEachran, John | Collaborators

Last, P.R. and J.D. McEachran, 2006. New softnose skate genus Brochiraja from New Zealand (Rajidae: Arhynchobatinae) with description of four new species. N. Z. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. 40(1):65-90. (Ref. 58023)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00253 - 0.01042), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .