Genus: Springeria, Skate-spineless, Skate-spineless, Spineless Skates, Smooth Leg Skates, Longnose Leg Skate
snout long, with filament
SPINELESS SKATES, SMOOTH LEG SKATES
Disc heart–shaped, slightly wider than long to longer than wide, with convex rear edges, with free rear tips ending behind pelvic-fin origin; disc front edges straight, or slightly undulating due to slight indentations on side of snout and behind eyes, rounded tips of pectorals; snout very long, tip sharply pointed and with a filament and a support cartilage; pelvic front lobes slender, leg–like, distinctly separate from rear lobes; tail very slender, almost whip–like, longer to shorter than disc length; dorsal fins and lateral tail folds absent; upper and lower caudal fins very small, membranous; skin of disc smooth, without thorns, on upper and lower surfaces.
Note: Distinguished from Schroederobatis by differences in the internal stucture of the male sex organ.
A Greater Caribbean genus with two endemic species.