Sympterygia bonapartii Müller & Henle, 1841
Smallnose fanskate
Sympterygia bonapartii
photo by Montealegre-Quijano, S.

Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates)
Max. size:  63 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 150 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 27540). Southwest Atlantic: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to Rawson, Argentina.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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 8.1 cm long and 4.6 cm wide (Ref. 41249). A common by-catch in the coastal and continental shelf bottom-trawl fisheries of the Argentine-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone; also fished extensively by bottom longline (Ref. 54460).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 July 2019 (A2bd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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