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
|Title:||Ray (Rajella fyllae)|
|Identification:||Sulak, Ken and Iglésias, Samuel and McEachran, John D|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Rajiformes (Rays, skates & sawfishes) > Rajidae (Rays & skates)|
|Behaviour:||Resting on seafloor|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan|
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
|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|
|Deposited By:||Rob Curry|
|Deposited On:||13 March 2007|
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