Amblyraja doellojuradoi (Pozzi, 1935)
Southern thorny skate
Amblyraja doellojuradoi
photo by Meneses, P.D.

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  69 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 50 - 640 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 27540, Ref. 114953). Southwest Atlantic: off Argentina (Ref. 26282) and Uruguay, including Falkland Islands (Ref. 58839, Ref. 114953).
Biology:  Found on mid- and outer continental shelf and upper slope, occasionally caught deeper to 1000 m. Mainly feeds on benthic invertebrates and small bony fishes (Ref. 114953). 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 capsule measures 86.4 mm long and 56.2 mm wide (Ref. 41249). Hatches from egg case at ca. 9 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.10.99
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 05.09.18

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