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Starry Skate Eggcase
Latin Name: Amblyraja radiata
Capsule: Both sides very textured, like stiff velvet. One side of capsule may have ridges running from side to side giving an impression of a wash board.
Capsule Size: Approximately 34-89mm long x 23-68mm wide excluding horns (when soaked).
Horns (when present): Horns of approximately equal length to one another. About two thirds length of capsule.
Lateral keels: Present, up to 5mm wide.
Fields: Very shallow between distal horns. Up to 6-7mm deep between proximal horns.
Characteristic features: May be confused with the eggcases of Thornback Ray but the strongly textured capsule sets it apart.
Similar Eggcases: Thornback Ray (Raja clavata)
This is a deep water species and eggcase findings are rare. If you think you’ve found this eggcase, please submit your record with a photograph for verification.
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