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Diagnostic Description

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A large skate with a stiff, bluntly triangular snout and a huge mouth almost equal to snout length; tail shorter than body, and disc smooth except for large star-based thorns around eyes, on shoulders and along midline of back and tail (Ref. 5578). Dark grey above and below with white blotches on underside (Ref. 5578).
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Cristina V. Garilao
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Life Cycle

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Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
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Biology

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Only one specimen collected (Ref. 5578). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
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Bigmouth skate

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The bigmouth skate (Amblyraja robertsi) is a species of fish in the family Rajidae. It lives near the bottom in deep waters in Southeast Atlantic in depths below 1000 m. Its maximum size is 77 cm. It has a hard, roughly triangular snout and smooth body with star-based thorns around its eyes, tail, and elsewhere. Its top side is dark gray and underside has white spots. As the name suggests, it has a large mouth.

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Bigmouth skate: Brief Summary

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The bigmouth skate (Amblyraja robertsi) is a species of fish in the family Rajidae. It lives near the bottom in deep waters in Southeast Atlantic in depths below 1000 m. Its maximum size is 77 cm. It has a hard, roughly triangular snout and smooth body with star-based thorns around its eyes, tail, and elsewhere. Its top side is dark gray and underside has white spots. As the name suggests, it has a large mouth.

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