Dipturus oregoni ( Bigelow and Schroeder, 1958 )

Jones, Christian M., Driggers Iii, William B., Hannan, Kristin M., Hoffmayer, Eric R., Jones, Lisa M. & Raredon, Sandra J., 2020, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyan fishes inhabiting the northern Gulf of Mexico Part 1: Batoidea, Zootaxa 4803 (2), pp. 281-315: 289

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Dipturus oregoni ( Bigelow and Schroeder, 1958 )


Dipturus oregoni ( Bigelow and Schroeder, 1958)   —hooktail skate

Synonyms: Raja oregoni Bigelow and Schroeder, 1958  

Distribution. Widely distributed in the northern GOM from Port St. Joe, Florida to the Texas/ Mexico border at depths between approximately 475 and 1,080 m.

First Record in GOM. This species was described ( Bigelow and Schroeder 1958) based on two specimens (holotype USNM 156710 View Materials , Figure 6 View FIGURE 6 , and paratype MCZ 39617 View Materials ) collected aboard the   RV Oregon in 1955 from the northern   GOM off the coasts of Alabama and northwestern Florida ( Springer and Bullis 1956)   .

Remarks. The genus Dipturus   is currently under revision and the species from the GOM are of particular interest as little is known of their biology and habits.

Conservation Status. Data Deficient


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