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New data on Rajella sadowskii (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) from the deep south-western Atlantic

  • Jules M.R. Soto (a1) and Paulo A.S. Costa (a2)
Abstract

Six additional specimens (56–330 mm DW, 152–558 mm TL), including two embryos, of Brazilian deep-water skate, Rajella sadowskii, were used to supplement the original description which was based on eight specimens. The original description is considered sufficient, however, the range of some characters are enlarged, including some diagnostic measurements and counts characters. The description of adult fresh specimen, embryos, egg capsules, scapulocoracoid and the pelvis of this species are reported here for the first time, all collected on the Campos Basin off south-eastern Brazil, at depths from 1067 to 1353 m.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: J.M.R. Soto, Museu, Oceanográfico Univali, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, CP 360, 88302-202, Itajaí, SC, Brazil email: soto@univali.br
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