Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 911–913 | Cite as

Record of rare for waters of Russia pelagic stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Dasyatidae) in the South Kuril region

  • D. V. Antonenko
  • A. A. Balanov
  • S. P. Matveichuk
  • N. M. Blishak
Brief Communications


Finding of female pelagic skate stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea with a length of TL 996 mm in Russian waters off the South Kuril region is reported. Description is provided and data on occurrence of this species in this region are generalized.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Antonenko
    • 1
  • A. A. Balanov
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. P. Matveichuk
    • 1
  • N. M. Blishak
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)VladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  3. 3.Primorsky Aquarium Research and Educational Centre, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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