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Raja brachyura Blonde ray

Raja brachyurais commonly referred to as Blonde ray. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Raja brachyura, 2016


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lexID:
4756 
AphiaID:
367297 
Scientific:
Raja brachyura 
German:
Blondrochen, Kurzschwanzrochen 
English:
Blonde Ray 
Category:
Stingrays 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Rajiformes (Order) > Rajidae (Family) > Raja (Genus) > brachyura (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lafont, 1871 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Madeira, Morocco, Northern Africa, Portugal, Spain, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Faroe Islands, the Isle of Man, The Shetland Islands (Scotland) 
Sea depth:
10 - 380 Meter 
Size:
up to 49.21" (125 cm) 
Weight:
14,3 kg 
Temperature:
°F - 75.2 °F (°C - 24°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Flatfish, Schrimps 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-21 15:34:45 

Info

Lafont, 1873


Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Shetland Islands to Morocco, Rio de Oro (Western Sahara), and Madeira.

Biology:
Found on sand and sand-rock bottoms. Feed on all kinds of benthic animals. Oviparous.
Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother.
Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats.
Egg capsules are 10.0-14.3 cm long and 5.8-9.0 cm wide.
About 40-90 eggs are laid per individual every year

Synonymised taxa:
Raia blanda Holt, 1894
Raia brachyura Lafont, 1873
Raja blanda Holt, 1894

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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