Raja straeleni, Spotted skate : fisheries, gamefish

Raja straeleni Poll, 1951

Spotted skate
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Elasmobranchii (hajar och rockor) (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes (Skates and rays) > Rajidae (Skates)
Etymology: Raja: Latin, raja, -ae = a sting ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335);  straeleni: Named after V. Van Straelen, director of IRSNB, Belgium (Ref. 377).  More on author: Poll.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina bottenlevande; havsvandrande; djupintervall 80 - 800 m (Ref. 11284), usually 100 - 300 m (Ref. 26999).   Tropical; 15°N - 30°S

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Eastern Atlantic: Rio de Oro, Western Sahara to South Africa.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26999); 67.0 cm TL (female); publicerad maxvikt: 1.4 kg (Ref. 377); publicerad maxvikt: 1.4 kg

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

A black-spotted skate with a blunt, angular snout, a long, stout tail, and a broad angular disc; strong thorns on upper surface of disc and tail at all stages, sometimes on underside in large individuals (Ref. 5578). Brown to grey dorsally, with small to large black spots, whorls and blotches; many with gold and black, traversely oblong eyespot on each pectoral base; white ventrally with no dark pores (Ref. 5578). Juveniles have no dark spots above (Ref. 2708).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Found in shallow enclosed bays and on the slope (Ref. 5578). Feeds on invertebrates, bony fishes and fish offal. Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Caught by shore and ski-boat anglers and by hake trawlers. Pectoral fins sold as 'skate wings' (Ref. 5578). Undergoes regular migration, towards the coast during the warm season and towards deep waters in winter (Ref. 5377).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : McEachran, John | Medarbetare

McEachran, J.D. and K.A. Dunn, 1998. Phylogenetic analysis of skates, a morphologically conservative clade of elasmobranchs (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae). Copeia 1998(2):271-290. (Ref. 27314)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 05 September 2003

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fiskeri: kommersiell; sportfisk: ja
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 10.2 - 15.7, mean 12.3 °C (based on 76 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00288 (0.00131 - 0.00635), b=3.23 (3.06 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.62 se; based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 4,5-14 år (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.