Raja herwigi Krefft, 1965
Cape Verde skate
Raja herwigi
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 55 - 102 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: endemic around Cape Verde.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in shelf waters (Ref. 4426). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 July 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.03.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.01.15
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 26.08.94

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