Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 48(3): 261-266, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/02399
Morphological deformities and atypical colour pattern in thornback ray, Raja clavata (Elasmobranchii: Rajiformes: Rajidae), from Izmir (Turkey, Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean)
expand article infoC. Capapé, I. Aydin, O. Akyol
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Two specimens of the thornback ray, Raja clavata Linnaeus, 1758, from Turkish waters, exhibiting deformities of disc and tail are described in the present paper. One of these specimens had a colour pattern similar to type 7, vermiculated, it could constitute a transitional step between Raja clavata and its close relative species Raja maderensis Lowe, 1838.
Rajidae, abnormalities, colour patterns, Turkish waters