Skate - Amblyraja hyperborea or Dipturus linteus

Skate - Amblyraja hyperborea or Dipturus linteus


Skate at 1100m depth in the Faroe-Shetland Channel. Ken Sulak says that it is Dipturus linteus. This image was called 'Rosebank Ray 111' when sent to Ken, and subsequently 'Rosebank Dipturus linteus'. John McEachran thinks that it is Dipturus linteus. Samuel Iglésias does NOT agree. He identifies that specimen as Amblyraja hyperborea. He says that he has never observed specimens of D. linteus except on photos but he does not think it is that species.

Item Type:Image
Title:Skate - Amblyraja hyperborea or Dipturus linteus
Creator(s):Gates, Andrew
Identification:Sulak, Ken and Iglésias, Samuel and McEachran, John D
Date:23 October 2007
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Rajiformes (Rays, skates & sawfishes) > Rajidae (Rays & skates)
Species:Dipturus linteus
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1125
Latitude:61 deg 05' 29" N
Longitude:3 deg 41' 13" E
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Rather
Project Partners:Chevron, Subsea 7, Transocean
ROV:Centurion 05 HD (work class)
Keywords:Arctic skate, ray, verified
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:25 February 2010

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