Raja velezi Chirichigno F., 1973
Velez ray
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  83 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 35 - 300 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California and Costa Rica to Colombia and Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Benthic on the continental shelf. Feed on crustaceans, polychaetes and fishes (Ref. 28023). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.06.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.08.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 26.02.99

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