Bathyraja simoterus

(Ishiyama, 1967)

Hokkaido skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Ishiyama, R. (1967)
Fauna Japonica. Rajidae (Pisces). Biogeographical Society of Japan (Tokyo): i–vi, 1–82

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Arctoraja simoterus, Bathyraja (Arctoraja) simoterus, Breviraja simoterus, Breviraja (Arctoraja) simoterus

Bathyraja simoterus
Holotype: FAKU: 40136;

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja simoterus (Ishiyama, 1967): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
eng Hokkaido skate

Northwest Pacific: off northern Japan. Source:

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]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

demersal; marine

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