Dipturus tengu (Jordan & Fowler, 1903)
Acutenose skate
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  113 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 45 - 400 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan to northern Philippines, including Taiwan (Ref. 114953).
Biology:  Found on sand-mud bottoms (Ref. 41299). Depth range from 80 m-150 m (Ref. 41299). Feeds on invertebrates and bony fish (Ref. 9908, Ref. 114953). Oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother (Ref. 205). Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats (Ref. 205). Egg capsules are 8.5-10.0 cm long and 5.5-6.4 cm wide (Ref. 41249 , 41253).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  other
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.10.95
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 20.11.18

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