The bull ray, Pteromylaeus bovinus (Myliobatidae), in the northern Adriatic Sea

Dulčić J., Lipej L., Orlando-Bonaca M., Jenko R., Grbec B., Guélorget O., Capapé C.

Date de parution: juin 2008
Volume: 32
Number: 2
Pagination: 119-123
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

The authors report captures of the bull ray Pteromylaeus bovinus in northern Adriatic where the species was previously considered as rare. Among the captured specimens were found pregnant females bearing near term embryos, ranging between 370 mm and 450 mm disc width and weighing between 740 and 1080 g. Some of observed bull rays were the largest specimens recorded to date; they ranged between 1540 and 2220 mm disc width and between 68 and 116 kg total weight. Comments are provided on the occurrence of the species in the area and on these uncommon sizes.

Mots-clés: Maximal size - MED - Myliobatidae - Northern Adriatic - Pteromylaeus bovinus
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