Rostroraja alba in South Africa
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Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance minor commercial Ref. van der Elst, R., 1993
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations restricted Ref. van der Elst, R., 1993
Freshwater No
Brackish No
Saltwater Yes
Live export
Bait No
Gamefish Yes
Abundance common (usually seen) Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989

Occurs througout the coast. Found on shallow, sandy bottoms off the Cape coast; close inshore in intertidal and subtidal in shallow bays in the western Cape; and at depths of 30 to 366 m depth in Natal. Caught by shore and skiboat anglers and commercial trawlers. Spearfishing of this species is illegal in Natal (Ref. 12484). Also Ref. 4426.

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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Agustin, Liza Q.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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