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Size at maturity of the smallnose fanskate <i>Sympterygia bonapartii</i> (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Pisces, Elasmobranchii, Rajidae) in the SW Atlantic

María Cristina Oddone and Gonzalo Velasco

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

Published on behalf of ICES/CIEM

Volume 61, issue 2, pages 293-296
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 1054-3139
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1095-9289 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icesjms.2003.11.004
Size at maturity of the smallnose fanskate Sympterygia bonapartii (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Pisces, Elasmobranchii, Rajidae) in the SW Atlantic

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The smallnose fanskate Sympterygia bonapartii is found in coastal and shelf waters between southern Brazil and southern Argentina. Since 1994 it has become an alternative and commercially important target of demersal fisheries. In Uruguayan waters, the onset of sexual maturity in the species is at 65.5 cm for females and at 50–57 cm for males.

Keywords: size at maturity; smallnose fanskate; sub-tropical; Sympterygia

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Subjects: Environmental Science ; Marine and Estuarine Biology

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