Amblyraja hyperborea ( Collett, 1879 )

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M., 2021, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of South Africa, Zootaxa 4947 (1), pp. 1-127: 78

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4947.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4614921

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Amblyraja hyperborea ( Collett, 1879 )
status

 

Amblyraja hyperborea ( Collett, 1879)  

Boreal Skate or Bigmouth Skate

Raja hyperborea Collett, 1879: 7   . Holotype (unique): ZMUO J.3134. Type locality: Northwest of Spitsbergen , Svalbard, Norway.

Local synonymy: Raja robertsi: Hulley, 1970: 190   , fig. 12 (original description, west of Cape Town, South Africa, 33°51'S, 17°14'E); Hulley, 1972a: 86, figs. 58–59; Hulley, 1986: 125, fig. 25.18; Stehmann, 1995: 106. Raja (Amblyraja) robertsi: Compagno et al., 1989: 88   , pl.; Compagno et al. 1991: 93; Ebert et al., 1991: 79. Amblyraja robertsi: Compagno, 1999: 116   ; Compagno & Ebert, 2007: 133, fig. 4b; Ebert & Compagno, 2007: 119; Ebert et al., 2008: 84; Ebert, 2015: 172, fig. 187; Ebert & van Hees, 2015: 147. Amblyraja hyperborea: Ebert & Compagno, 2007: 118   ; Last et al., 2016f: 18; Last et al., 2016g: 213, fig. 19.4; Weigmann, 2016: 939.

South Africa voucher material: ZMH 25250 View Materials [ex ISH 54-1967]. Ebert et al. (2008) examined two specimens and four egg cases of this species at SAM; none had accession numbers.

South African distribution: Known from three records west of Cape Town (WC) in very deep water ( Compagno & Ebert, 2007).

Remarks: This species was previously referred to as Amblyraja robertsi   , but recent molecular and morphological data confirm this species is the wide-ranging A. hyperborea   that has a circumglobal distribution ( Last et al., 2016a). Two males, an adolescent and an adult, and four egg cases for this species were also trawled from 1,150 m off Cape Town ( Ebert et al., 2008).

Conservation status: LC (2016).

ZMH

Zoologisches Museum Hamburg

ISH

Institut fuer Seefischerei

SAM

South African Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Rajiformes

Family

Rajidae

Genus

Amblyraja

Loc

Amblyraja hyperborea ( Collett, 1879 )

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M. 2021
2021
Loc

Raja hyperborea

Collett, R. 1879: 7
1879