Beringraja cortezensis (McEachran & Miyake, 1988)
Cortez skate
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Rajidae (Skates), subfamily: Rajinae
Max. size:  39 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 15 - 90 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to Gulf of California (Mexico)
Biology:  Benthic on the inner part of the continental shelf (Ref. 9261). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Males reaches maturity at ca. 34 cm TL (Ref. 114953)
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.06.95
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 12.09.18

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