Scientific Name
Sinobatis melanosoma
Sinobatis melanosoma黑體海灣無鰭鰩
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Chan, 1965) Depth 500 - 1100M
Chinese 黑體海灣無鰭鰩 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰩科 Economic Fish No 
Family F048 Rajidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 黑體海灣無鰭鰩 
Max Length 59 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 魴仔、黑體施氏鰩、黑身司氏裸鯆 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South West、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality South China Sea, about 170 miles south of Hong Kong, 19°20'N, 114°13' to 16'E, depth 500-530 fathoms 
Synonyms Anacanthobatis melanosoma, Springeria melanosoma   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005)  Chan, W. L. 1965 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Blackbodied leg skate 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Disc broader than long, anterior margins smoothly and slightly convex, posterior margins broadly rounded. Snout nearly 1.4 in head/ end of snout with a small expansion, terminating in a short, slender filament. Eyes small, 7.0 to 7.4 in snout. Spiracles smaller than eyes, a short distance behind eyes. Mouth straight, corners of its mandible smoothly arched forward. Teeth small, with a roundish base and a pointed tip. Gill openings small. Dorsal side smooth, with numbers minute sensory pores, without denticles. Dorsal absent. Tail slender, slightly compressed dorsoventrally in the anterior portion, rounded in the mid-potion, slightly compressed in the distal potion. Two leg-like appendages, compressed, with one articulation in the midway, with an inner edge of the terminal segment scalloped, corresponding to the tips of three radical cartilages. Specimen in formalin blackish-brown on the dorsal and ventral. Mouth pale. Leg-like appendage pale.
Distribution South China Sea, Taiwan. 
Utility NULL