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 Amblyraja hyperborea. This picture was called 'ray' when Daniel Jones sent it to him. John McEachran does NOT agree. He thinks that it is D. linteus (snout is too long for Amblyraja hyperborea and the clasper is not right). This picture was called 'Rosebank Ray' when it was sent to him. Samuel Iglésias identifies this picture as Amblyraja hyperborea.

Item Type:Image
Title:Skate - Amblyraja hyperborea or Dipturus linteus
Creator(s):Gates, Andrew and Jones, Daniel
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 or Amblyraja hyperborea
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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