Madagascar skate

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Madagascar skate
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Dipturus
Species: D. crosnieri
Binomial name
Dipturus crosnieri
(Séret, 1989)

Raja (Dipturus) crosnieri Séret, 1989[1]

The Madagascar skate (Dipturus crosnieri) is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is threatened by habitat loss. The IUCN describes the species as "a relatively small (to at least 61 cm TL), poorly known, rare deepwater skate with a limited distribution in the Western Indian Ocean off the west coast of Madagascar. Benthic on the continental slope at depths of 300 to 850 m. Virtually nothing is known of the biology of the species."[1]


  1. ^ a b c Brash, J.M.; Séret, B.; Compagno, L.J.V. (2006). "Dipturus crosnieri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 December 2013.