Bathyraja pallida

(FORSTER, 1967)

Pale ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
FORSTER, G.R. (1967)
A new deep-sea ray from the Bay of Biscay. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 47 (2): 281–286

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja pallida

Bathyraja pallida
Holotype: BMNH: 1967.2.13.1 Paratype: BMNH: 1967.2.13.2

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja pallida (FORSTER, 1967): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Bathyraja pallida (FORSTER, 1967); © Alexei Orlov
Common names
spa Raya pállida, fra \(T\) Raie pâle, eng Pale ray, eng Pallid skate

Northeast Atlantic: known from 3 specimens from the northern Bay of Biscay but distribution no doubt wider.

Oviparous [7182]. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
160 cm TL (male/unsexed; [7182])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 2400 - 2950 m [7182]

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