Dipturus kwangtungensis (Chu, 1960)
Kwangtung skate
Dipturus kwangtungensis
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Rajidae (Skates), subfamily: Rajinae
Max. size:  75.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 50 - 240 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Aomori Prefecture, Japan to the East China Sea as far south as the Senkaku Islands.
Biology:  Occur in the sublittoral zone, 30-100 m on sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230). 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 6.5 cm long and 4.0 cm wide (Ref. 41249). FB name from Ref. 10932.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.09.99
Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 20.11.18

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