Leucoraja yucatanensis (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)
Yucatan skate
photo by FAO

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 423 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: known only from the northeastern slope of Yucatan, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Two or more irregular thorns along the median belt of its disc rearward from the scapular region. First and second dorsal fins separated by definite interspace with one or two thorns. Upper surface brownish gray, lower surface pale yellowish (Ref. 6902).
Biology:  Deep water species (Ref. 6902). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 November 2006 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 01.04.99
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 21.07.08

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