Bathyraja maccaini

SPRINGER, 1971


McCain's skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
SPRINGER, S. (1971)
Three species of skates (Rajidae) from the continental waters of Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, 17: 1–10

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raja rakusai

Types
Bathyraja maccaini
Holotype: USNM: 204702;
Raja rakusai
Holotype: MEPAN: 001a; Paratype: MEPAN: 001b; MEPAN: 001c; MEPAN: 001d; MEPAN: 001e; MEPAN: 001f;


Description :


Citation: Bathyraja maccaini SPRINGER, 1971: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Bathyraja maccaini SPRINGER, 1971, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Raya de McCain, fra \(T\) Raie de McCain, eng McCain"s skate

Distribution
Southern Ocean: Orkney and South Shetland islands to the Antarctic Peninsula. Probably more widespread in continental waters into the Weddell Sea and eastward as well as into the Pacific Ocean sector westward. Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 9068).

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

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
120 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. ))

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 167 - 500 m (Ref. 5179)

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda