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Dipturus batis Blue skate


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lexID:
4913 
AphiaID:
105869 
Scientific:
Dipturus batis 
German:
Glattrochen 
English:
Blue Skate 
Category:
Stingrays 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Rajiformes (Order) > Rajidae (Family) > Dipturus (Genus) > batis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, West Sahara, the Baltic Sea, Iceland, Madeira, Morocco, Northern Africa, Portugal, Scandinavia, Senegal, Spain, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Faroe Islands, the Isle of Man, West Africa 
Size:
39.37" - 112.2" (100cm - 285cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 82.4 °F (10°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Dipturus acrobelus
  • Dipturus amphispinus
  • Dipturus apricus
  • Dipturus argentinensis
  • Dipturus bullisi
  • Dipturus campbelli
  • Dipturus canutus
  • Dipturus crosnieri
  • Dipturus diehli
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-26 15:21:53 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Special thanks for the foto to Christian Coudre, France, merci!

IUCN Red List:
Critically endangered
Extirpated by trawling from much of its former range.

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Norway, Iceland, the Faroes to Senegal, including western Mediterranean and western part of the Baltic.

Biology:
Benthic species in shelf and slope waters with a wide tolerance for depth and temperature.
Found in coastal waters mainly within the 200 m range.
Feed on all kinds of bottom animals, large individuals prefer fish.
Oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace.
Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother.
Mate in spring and the egg capsules are laid during the summer. Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats.
Egg capsules are 10.6-24.5 cm long and 5.0-14.5 cm wide.
About 40 eggs per individual are laid annually.

Synonymised taxa:
Batis vulgaris Couch, 1862
Dipturus flossada (Status under discussion)
Dipturus intermedia (Status under discussion)
Propterygia hyposticta Otto, 1821
Raia flossada Risso, 1827
Raia gaimardi Gaimard, 1851
Raia intermedia Parnell, 1837
Raja batis Linnaeus, 1758
Raja flossada Risso, 1827
Raja intermedia Parnell, 1837
Raja macrorhynchus Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
Raja macrorynchus Rafinesque, 1810 (synonym)

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