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Dipturus ecuadoriensis

(Ecuador Skate)


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Family : Skates ; Oviparous [1]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [2].

Common Names

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Common Names in Dutch:


Common Names in English:

Ecuador Skate


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Biome: Marine [3].

Ecology: No habitat or depth information can be ascertained for the species. Specimens referred to be Tortonese (1939, cited in Beebe and Tee-Van 1941) are 38.8 and 39.3 cm total length (TL ). Like other skates , oviparous , but no other specific details are available.[3].

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Raja ecuadoriensis Beebe & Tee-Van • Raja steindachneri


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 18-Oct-2000

Beebe and Tee-Van (1941) summarize the taxonomic situation for the species. Indeed, this is the only information available concerning the species.[3].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Dipturus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 54 species and subspecies in this genus:

D. acrobelus (Deepwater Skate) · D. apricus (Pale Tropical Skate) · D. argentinensis (Argentine Skate) · D. australis (Sydney Skate) · D. batis (Common European Skate) · D. bullisi (Bullis' Skate) · D. campbelli (Blackspot Skate) · D. canutus (Grey Skate) · D. cerva (White-Spotted Skate) · D. chilensis (Yellownose Skate) · D. confusus (Longnose Skate) · D. crosnieri (Madagascar Skate) · D. diehli (Thorny Tail Skate) · D. doutrei (Javelin Grunter) · D. ecuadoriensis (Ecuador Skate) · D. endeavouri (Endeavour Skate) · D. falloargus (False Argus Skate) · D. garricki (San Blas Skate) · D. gigas (Giant Skate) · D. grahami (Graham’s Skate) · D. gudgeri (Bight Skate) · D. healdi (Heald's Skate) · D. innominatus (New Zealand Smooth Skate) · D. johannisdavesi (Travencore Skate) · D. johannisdavisi (Travancore Skate) · D. kwangtungensis (Kwangtung Skate) · D. laevis (Barnards Lanternfishes) · D. lanceorostratus (Rattail Skate) · D. lemprieri (Australian Thornback Skate) · D. leptocauda (Thintail Skate) · D. leptocaudus (Thintail Skate) · D. linteus (Sharp-Nosed Skate) · D. macrocauda (Bigtail Skate) · D. melanospilus (Blacktip Skate) · D. mennii (South Brazilian Skate) · D. nasutus (New Zealand Rough Skate) · D. nidarosiensis (Norwegian Skate) · D. oculus (Ocellate Skate) · D. olseni (Olsen's Wingedskate) · D. oregoni (Oregon's Wingedskate) · D. oxyrinchus (Long-Nosed Burton Skate) · D. polyommata (Argus Skate) · D. pullopunctata (Skate) · D. pullopunctatus (Slimeskate) · D. queenslandicus (Queensland Deepwater Skate) · D. springeri (Roughbelly Skate) · D. stenorhynchus (Prow-Nose Skate) · D. teevani (Prickly Brown Ray) · D. tengu (Acutenose Skate) · D. trachyderma (Roughskin Skate) · D. trachydermus (Roughskin Skate) · D. wengi (Weng's Skate) · D. whitleyi (Wedgenose Skate) · D. wuhanlingi (Wu's Skate)

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Further Reading

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  1. Dulvy, N.K. and J.D. Reynolds (1997). Evolutionary transitions among egg-laying, live-bearing and maternal inputs in sharks and rays. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 264:1309-1315. [back]
  2. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen (1966). Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. [back]
  3. Kyne, P.M. 2007. Dipturus ecuadoriensis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30