Bathyraja spinosissima

(BEEBE & TEE-VAN, 1941)

White skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
BEEBE, W. & TEE-VAN, J. (1941)
Eastern Pacific expeditions of the New York Zoological Society. XXVIII. Fishes from the tropical eastern Pacific. [From Cedros Island, Lower California, south to the Galápagos Islands and northern Peru.] Part 3. Rays, Mantas and Chimaeras. Zoologica, Scientific Contributions of the New York Zoological Society, 26 (3): 245–280, Pls. 1–4.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Bathyraja spinossisima, Psammobatus spinosissimus

Bathyraja spinosissima
Holotype: SU: 46500 (old: NYZS 6132);

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja spinosissima (BEEBE & TEE-VAN, 1941): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Bathyraja spinosissima (BEEBE & TEE-VAN, 1941), © FAO,
Common names
spa Raya blanca, fra \(T\) Raie blanche, eng Pacific white skate, eng Spiny skate, eng White skate

Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands (Ref. 9261). Reported from the Sea of Okhotsk (Ref. 41724). Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

Size / Weight / Age
150 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9261))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 800 - 2938 m (Ref. 50610)

shark-references Species-ID=552;