blonde skate

Scientific name Raja brachyura
Descriptor Lafont
Year of description 1871
IUCN category (World) NT
Family Rajidae
Genus Raja
Raja brachyura Raja brachyura

Introduction

Raja brachyura, commonly known as blonde skate, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    120 cm
  • Maximum size
    125 cm
  • Longevity
    18 year
  • Mimicry
    sand
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    120 cm
  • Maximum size
    125 cm
  • Longevity
    18 year
  • Mimicry
    sand
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the blonde skate ?

The blonde skate measures between 120 and 125 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly beige body. The also has marron ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The blonde skate is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the blonde skate has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovovivipare

The blonde skate is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    12 - 25 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 400 m

Biotope presentation

The blonde skate is most often found at a depth between 10m and 400m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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Bibliographic references

RAJIDAE - J.D. McEachran - M.R. de Carvalho - FAO Fisheries Synopsis - 0.

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