Dipturus oregoni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958)
Hooktail skate
Dipturus oregoni
photo by FAO

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  144 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 475 - 1080 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: apparently restricted to the Gulf of Mexico, including eastern Florida (Ref. 114953).
Biology:  Found on upper and mid-continental slope (Ref. 114953). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Biology little known. Males reaches maturity by ca. 107cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 01.04.99
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 20.11.18

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