Bathyraja shuntovi Dolganov, 1985
Longnose deep-sea skate
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Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Skates)
Max. size:  140 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 300 - 1470 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dark brown to grey in color (Ref. 26346). Juveniles covered with small prickles dorsally; adults smooth, thin-bodied and with a greatly elongated snout (Ref. 26346).
Biology:  Adults inhabit the continental slope (Ref. 26346). 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 8.8 cm long and 4.7 cm wide (Ref. 41249).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 23 June 2017 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.04.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.10.12

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