Size at maturity of Atlantoraja platana (Günther, 1880) (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae: Arhynchobatinae) in the south-west Atlantic Ocean

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Abstract:

The sexual development of Atlantoraja platana from the south-west Atlantic Ocean was analysed. According to the reproductive variables considered for both sexes, males were found to mature at 620 mm and females at 715 mm total length.

Keywords: clasper; elasmobranchs; gonads; nidamental gland; oviparity; reproduction

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01774.x

Affiliations: Instituto de Pesca, Av. Bartolomeu de Gusmão, 192, Ponta da Praia, CEP: 11030-906, Santos, SP, Brazil

Publication date: April 1, 2008

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