A uniformly dark dogfish with a golden sheen, this small shark has a stout body that makes it seem like a fancy cigar... sort of. Who are we talking about? The Portuguese Dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis) of course!
The Commander Skate (Bathyraja lindbergi) is like many other skates: they like the deep. How deep, are you asking? They have been observed anywhere from 126 metres to 1,193 metres deep in the waters of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. They get up to 102 cm total length (TL) making them not the biggest skate but certainly not the smallest.
The Chilean Devil Ray (Mobula tarapacana) is a large ray found in temperate, subtropical, and tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans in oceanic and coastal waters. They can measure over 3 metres in disc width (DW) and like most rays have a dark dorsal side and a creamy underbelly.
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