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Raja maderensis

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lexID:
4682 
Scientific:
Raja maderensis 
German:
Madeira-Rochen 
English:
Madeiran ray 
Category:
Razze 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Rajiformes (Order) > Rajidae (Family) > Raja (Genus) > maderensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lowe, 1838 
Occurrence:
Madeira, Africa occidentale, Atlantico orientale 
Size:
50 cm - 85 cm 
Temperature:
17°C - 23°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Aragoste, Astici, Cozze e vongloe, Crostacei, Gamberi di barriera, Granchi, Granchi edibili, Lumache, Piccoli pesci, Polpa di gambero, Ricci di mare, Seppie, Stelle marine, Tremoline 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-26 22:36:02 

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Lowe, 1838

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: endemic to Madeira; possibly Azores.
Nominal records from western Africa and the Canary Islands could not be verified and are probably misidentifications.

Biology
Feeds on all kinds of benthic animals.
Oviparous.
Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell.

Human uses
Fisheries: commercial

Synonymised taxa:
Raia maderensis Lowe, 1838

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