Raja ackleyi Garman, 1881
Ocellate skate
Raja ackleyi
photo by FAO

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  51 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 32 - 384 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Florida, USA to Yucatan, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Disc broadly rounded. Upper surface of disk is pale and has dark spots. Ocellus on each pectoral fin usually oval. Ocelli are closer (Ref. 7251). Lower surface white without dark markings (Ref. 6902).
Biology:  Benthic (Ref. 51024). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 January 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 24.06.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.07.94

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