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PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e39963. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039963. Epub 2012 Jun 29.

Morphological characters of the thickbody skate Amblyraja frerichsi (Krefft 1968) (Rajiformes: Rajidae), with notes on its biology.

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School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia. c.bustamantediaz@uq.edu.au

Abstract

Detailed descriptions of morphological features, morphometrics, neurocranium anatomy, clasper structure and egg case descriptions are provided for the thickbody skate Amblyraja frerichsi; a rare, deep-water species from Chile, Argentina and Falkland Islands. The species diagnosis is complemented from new observations and aspects such as colour, size and distribution are described. Geographic and bathymetric distributional ranges are discussed as relevant features of this taxońs biology. Additionally, the conservation status is assessed including bycatch records from Chilean fisheries.

PMID:
22768186
PMCID:
PMC3386969
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0039963
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