Amblyraja jenseni


Jensen's skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
New and little known cartilaginous fishes from the Atlantic. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 103 (7): 385-408, Pls. 1-7

Image of the original description
Image in copyright.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja jenseni, Raja (Amblyraja) jenseni

Amblyraja jenseni
Holotype: USNM: 35592; Paratype: USNM: 33457; USNM: 23483;


Citation: Amblyraja jenseni (BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1950): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2015

Please send your images of "Amblyraja jenseni" to

Amblyraja jenseni (BIGELOW & SCHROEDER, 1950), © Alexei Orlov
Common names
fra \(T\) Raie de Jensen, fra \(T\) Raie à queue courte, eng Jensen"s skate, eng Raie de Jensen, eng Shorttail skate

Short Description
Lacks large thorns on anterior margins and mid posterior parts of pectorals and on either side of mid-dorsal ridge on the disc. Upper surface plain light brown, either grayish or of chocolate hue, darker along margins of fins. Lower surface brownish gray, grayish white or perhaps pure white [199].

Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to southern New England, USA. Eastern Atlantic: Iceland [20065]. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086]. Deep-water species. Prefers higher temperatures. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans [199]. Parasites of the species include Otodistomum veliporum, Otodistomum cestoides (trematode) and Lernaeopoda sp. (copepod) (Ref. 5951).

Size / Weight / Age
74.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4926)); 85 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 366 - 2295 m (Ref. 58426)