Presence of Bathyraja cousseauae (Batoidea; Rajiformes) in Cape Horn and Diego Ramírez Islands, Chile

Pablo R. Reyes, Juan P. Torres-Florez


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol36-issue2-fulltext-12

The finding of two specimens of Bathyraja cousseauae (Batoidea; Rajiformes; Arhynchobatidae) caught off Diego Ramirez Islands and Cape Horn, southern Chile, is reported. Both findings correspond to the first record of this species in Chile and southeastern Pacific. This species is distinguished from all other softnose skates species of Bathyraja by the lack of thorns and interspace between dorsal fins in females whereas the clasper morphology, rod-shaped not expanded at proximal section of glands are distinctive features in males.

Reyes P, Torres-Florez J. Presence of Bathyraja cousseauae (Batoidea; Rajiformes) in Cape Horn and Diego Ramírez Islands, Chile. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2008;36(2): 309-314. Available from: http://lajar.ucv.cl/index.php/rlajar/article/view/vol36-issue2-fulltext-12/0 [Accessed 15 Dec. 2019].
Reyes, P., & Torres-Florez, J. (2008). Presence of Bathyraja cousseauae (Batoidea; Rajiformes) in Cape Horn and Diego Ramírez Islands, Chile. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 36(2), 309-314. Retrieved from: http://lajar.ucv.cl/index.php/rlajar/article/view/vol36-issue2-fulltext-12/0 15 Dec. 2019