This picture has been called 'Rosebank Ray 2' and 'Image 3348' Ken Sulak says 'Image 3348' is a bit of a mystery. It looks similar to Amblyraja radiata, the thorny ray, and has the right number of mid-dorsal large median spines - but the tail appears too short, the numerous large spines are missing from the body, and there is no distinct gap between the two dorsal fins. He says "I am not very familiar with rays from the Eastern Atlantic - that do not occur as well in the Western Atlantic. But, I do not think this image is of A. radiata." John McEachran thinks that this skate is Amblyraja and probably A. hyperborea. Samuel Iglésias says "I'm also very suprised by the colour (white spot) of that specimen , So I identify it as Amblyraja sp. (cf. hyperborea)."
|Identification:||Sulak, Ken and Iglésias, Samuel and McEachran, John D|
|Date:||23 October 2007|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Rajiformes (Rays, skates & sawfishes) > Rajidae (Rays & skates)|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank|
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
|Latitude:||61 deg 05' 29" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 41' 13" E|
|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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