Biodiversity and systematics of skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes: Rajoidei)

@article{Ebert2007BiodiversityAS,
  title={Biodiversity and systematics of skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes: Rajoidei)},
  author={D. Ebert and L. Compagno},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2007},
  volume={80},
  pages={111-124}
}
  • D. Ebert, L. Compagno
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • Skates (Rajiformes: Rajoidei) are a highly diverse fish group, comprising more valid species than any other group of cartilaginous fishes. The high degree of endemism exhibited by the skates is somewhat enigmatic given their relatively conserved body morphology and apparent restrictive habitat, e.g. soft bottom substrates. Skates are primarily marine benthic dwellers found from the intertidal down to depths in excess of 3,000 m. They are most diverse at higher latitudes and in deepwater, but… CONTINUE READING
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