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A new deep-sea ray from the Bay of Biscay

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2009

G. R. Forster
Affiliation:
The Plymouth Laboratory

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A new species of Breviraja is described from a pair of fish caught by line at nearly 2500 m depth in the Bay of Biscay. Distinctive characters include: the sparse distribution of denticles and spines, small number of teeth, position and size of the orbits, and very pale dorsal surface.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1967

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