Leucoraja garmani

(Whitley, 1939)

Freckled skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Whitley, G.P. (1939)
Taxonomic notes on sharks and rays. Australian Zoologist, 9(3), 227–262

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Leucoraja caribbaea, Leucoraja cf. garmani, Leucoraja garmani virginica, Leucoraja virginica, Malacoraja garmani, Raia ackleyi ornata, Raia ornata, Raja ackleyi ornata, Raja garmani, Raja garmani caribbaea, Raja garmani garmani, Raja garmani virginica, Raja (Leucoraja) garmani

Leucoraja garmani
Lectotype: MCZ: 915-S; Paralectotype: MCZ: 585-S; MCZ: 51759; USNM: 43727 (1 or now 0)
Leucoraja caribbaea
Holotype: UF: 231707 (old: UMML 31707) ; Paratype: MCZ: 42424; USNM: 222386;
Leucoraja virginica
Holotype: MCZ: 34762; Paratype: MCZ: 36315; VIMS: 1370;
Raja ackleyi ornata
Lectotype: MCZ: 915-S Paralectotype: MCZ: 51759 MCZ: 585-S USNM: 43727;
Raja garmani garmani
XXXX: No types known;

Description :

Citation: Leucoraja garmani (Whitley, 1939): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Leucoraja garmani (Whitley, 1939), off Port Everglades Harbor, Florida, © Jason C. Seitz, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Common names
spa Raya germán, fra \(T\) Raie rosette, eng Freckled skate, eng Rosette skate, eng Rosetted skate

Short Description
Rows of spines along back and sides of tail. Tail rather long. Conspicuous dark rosettes on upper surface of disk in young and adults. Axil of pelvic fin to 1st dorsal fin greater than from axil of pelvic fin to eye [17658]. Upper surface pale buff or brown freckled with small spots, darker or paler. Lower surface white or pale yellow [199].

Western Atlantic: southern New England to southern Florida in the USA.
First record: 2019: off Venezuela [27305] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; bait: occasionally; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Occurs mostly on outer edge of continental shelf and upper part of continental slope. Feeds mostly on decapod crustaceans and to a lesser extent on amphipods, polychaetes, squids and fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
26.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3824))

reef-associated; oceanodromous [17660]; marine; depth range 55 - 530 m [17658]

shark-references Species-ID=3491;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Calicotyle kroyeri Diesing, 1850 [17436]