Bathyraja smirnovi

(Soldatov & Pavlenko, 1915)

Golden skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Soldatov, V.K. & Pavlenko, M.N. (1915)
Description of a new species of family Rajidae from Peter the Great Bay and from Okhotsk Sea. Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskogo Akademii Nauk = Ezhegodik(Zoologicheskii muzei(Akademiia nauk SSSR)), 20: 162–163

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Arctoraja smirnovi, Bathyraja (Arctoraja) smirnovi, Breviraja smirnovi, Breviraja (Arctoraja) smirnovi ankasube, Breviraja (Arctoraja) smirnovi smirnovi, Raja smirnovi

Bathyraja smirnovi
Paratype: ZIN: 19051

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja smirnovi (Soldatov & Pavlenko, 1915): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2022

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Egg capsule of Bathyraja smirnovi MTUF 26167 (124.0 x 87.4 mm) © Hajime Ishihara, Japan
Common names
eng Golden skate

North Pacific: Okhotsk and Bering seas to 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; depth range 100 - 1000 m

shark-references Species-ID=547;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Hysterothylacium aduncum (Rudolphi, 1802) [21235]
  • Pseudanisakis rajae (Yamaguti, 1941) [14723]