A legskate near the BOP at Mzia-2. In leg skates the 'leg' is the modified pelvic fin, which is divided into 2 distinct lobes in this family (Anacanthobatidae). This is likely a Sinobatis or Anacanthobatis species accoring to elongated pointed snout, very slender tail and elongated low caudal fin. Anacanthobatis ori, a small species, is a likely species identification based on the plain brown colour, nasal curtains not overlapping the mouth corners, depth and known distribution (Mozambique). Although known from further south this observation from Tanzania is a new locality record.
|Identification:||Ebert, D. and Last, P. and Stehmann, M. and Séret, B and Moore, A.|
|Date:||30 March 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Rajiformes (Rays, skates & sawfishes)|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Legskate Tanzania Indian Ocean|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||11 September 2014|
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