Bathyraja violacea

(SUVOROV, 1935)

Okhotsk skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
SUVOROV, E.K. (1935)
A new species of ray from the Okhotsk Sea. Raja violacea sp.n. (Russian.). Bulletin de l'Academie des Sciences, Classe Sci. Math. Nat., 1935: 431–433

Image of the original description

Bathyraja violacea (SUVOROV, 1935), described as Raja violacea SUVOROV, 1935

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja abasiriensis, Breviraja (Bathyraja) abasiriensis, Raja violacea

Bathyraja violacea
Syntype: ZIN: 25073;
Breviraja abasiriensis
Holotype: Reizo Ishiyama Coll.: 16000; Paratype: Reizo Ishiyama Coll.: uncat.;

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja violacea (SUVOROV, 1935): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Bathyraja violacea (SUVOROV, 1935), © Alexei Orlov
Common names
eng Okhotsk skate

Northwest Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk off Hokkaido, Japan to the Kamchatka Peninsula. 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]. Feeds on fish, cephalopods and benthic crustaceans [5868].

demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 1110 m (Ref. 50550)

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