Zanobatus schoenleinii   (Muller & Henle,  1841) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

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Disk is wider than long, partly rounded and depressed, slender tail nearly half the total length. Rostral cartilage is small. Snout short, obtuse and nasal grooves are rudimentary. Nostrils are situated transversely and internarial space is about 2/3 of mouth width. Spiracles are close behind eyes and 5 pairs of gill-opening are located on ventral side.Two spineless dorsal fins. Rayed portion of the pectoral continued to the snout to form subcircular disk. Anal fin is absent and teeth are very small.


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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal
Prey:  Mollusks and other benthic invertebrates


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Elasmobranch Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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