Ray (Rajella fyllae)

Ray (Rajella fyllae)Ray (Rajella fyllae)


Ray on seabed K. Sulak says that the ray in the image is almost certainly Rajella fyllae. The pattern of spotting is characteristic, as are the multiple rows of small spines along the rather broad tail. The bands across the tail are sometimes visible in this species, sometimes not. R. fyllae is a boreal to low Arctic species, inhabiting both sides of the North Atlantic, 100-800 m depth, generally between 1-7 degrees C. S. Iglésias agrees with this identification J. McEachran also agrees with this identification

Item Type:Image
Title:Ray (Rajella fyllae)
Creator(s):Jones, Daniel
Identification:Sulak, Ken and Iglésias, Samuel and McEachran, John D
Copyright:Serpent Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Rajiformes (Rays, skates & sawfishes) > Rajidae (Rays & skates)
Species:Rajella fyllae
Behaviour:Resting on seafloor
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):650
Latitude:60 deg 56' 00" N
Longitude:2 deg 53' 00" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Habitat:Temperate Gravel & Sand
Rig:Jack Bates Laggan
Project Partners:Total, Transocean, Subsea 7
ROV:Clansman 2
Deposited By:Rob Curry
Deposited On:13 March 2007

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