Bathyraja abyssicola

(GILBERT, 1896)


Deepsea skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
GILBERT, C.R. (1895)
The ichthyological collections of the steamer Albatross during the years 1890 and 1891. Report of the United States Fish Commission, 1893 (Part 17): 393–476, Pls. 20–35

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Raja abyssicola GILBERT, 1896 valid as: Bathyraja abyssicola (GILBERT, 1896)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia abyssicola, Raja abyssicola

Types
Bathyraja abyssicola
Holotype: USNM: 48623;


Description :


Citation: Bathyraja abyssicola (GILBERT, 1896): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Common names
eng Deep-sea skate, eng Deepsea skate

Distribution
North Pacific: Pacific coast of Japan and from British Columbia, Canada to Mexico.

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
137 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6885))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 362 - 2910 m (Ref. 50610)