Breviraja nigriventralis

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Breviraja nigriventralis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Breviraja
B. nigriventralis
Binomial name
Breviraja nigriventralis

Breviraja nigriventralis, commonly known as the blackbelly skate, is a bathydemersal[2] species of ray in the family Rajidae. It is found in the western Atlantic Ocean,[1] in depths of 549 – 776 meters (about 1,800 - 2,550 feet). Male blackbelly skates can grow up to 40 centimetersin length.[2]


  1. ^ a b "ITIS Standard Report Page: Breviraja nigriventralis".
  2. ^ a b "FishBase - Breviraja nigriventralis - McEachran & Matheson, 1985". FishBase. Retrieved 9 February 2011.

  • Retrieved on February 8, 2011.
  • Compagno, Leonard J. V. and Hamlett, William C., ed. (1999). Checklist of Living Elasmobranchs Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes. Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore: USA. ISBN 0-8018-6048-2.
  • McEachran, John D., and Katherine A. Dunn. (1998). "Phylogenetic Analysis of Skates, a Morphologically Conservative Clade of Elasmobranchs" (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae). Copeia, vol. 1998, no. 2. pp. 271–290. ISBN/ISSN 0045-8511.M