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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Arhynchobatidae Skates

Genus: Bathyraja

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathyraja abyssicola Deep-sea skate North Pacific 157 TL 1896
Bathyraja aguja Aguja skate Southeast Pacific 1912
Bathyraja albomaculata White-dotted skate Southeast Pacific 14.4 TL 1937
Bathyraja aleutica Aleutian skate North Pacific 161 TL 1896
Bathyraja andriashevi Little-eyed skate Western Pacific 75.6 WD 1983
Bathyraja bergi Bottom skate Northwest Pacific 1983
Bathyraja brachyurops Broadnose skate Southeast Pacific and Sou 64.2 TL 1910
Bathyraja caeluronigricans Purple-black skate Northwest Pacific 74.4 WD 1977
Bathyraja cousseauae Joined-fins skate Southwestern Atlantic 86 TL 2004
Bathyraja diplotaenia Dusky-pink skate Northwest Pacific 1952
Bathyraja eatonii Eaton's skate Southern Ocean 100 TL 1876
Bathyraja fedorovi Cinnamon skate Northwest Pacific 73.3 TL 1983
Bathyraja griseocauda Graytail skate Southeast Pacific and Sou 49 TL 1937
Bathyraja hesperafricana West African skate Eastern Central Atlantic 342 TL 1995
Bathyraja interrupta Sandpaper skate North Pacific 86 TL 1897
Bathyraja irrasa Kerguelen sandpaper skate Southern Ocean 120 TL 1980
Bathyraja ishiharai Abyssal skate Eastern Indian Ocean 123 TL 2005
Bathyraja isotrachys Raspback skate Northwest Pacific 76.2 TL 1877
Bathyraja leucomelanos Domino skate Southwest Pacific 88.8 TL 2012
Bathyraja lindbergi Commander skate North Pacific 60.7 WD 1977
Bathyraja longicauda Slimtail skate Southeast Pacific 1959
Bathyraja maccaini McCain's skate Southern Ocean 120 TL 1971
Bathyraja macloviana Patagonian skate Southwest Atlantic 1937
Bathyraja maculata White-blotched skate Northwest Pacific 115 TL 1977
Bathyraja magellanica Magellan skate Southeast Pacific 1902
Bathyraja mariposa Butterfly skate Northeast Pacific 76 TL 2004
Bathyraja matsubarai Dusky-purple skate Northwest Pacific 126 TL 1952
Bathyraja meridionalis Dark-belly skate Southwest Atlantic 120 TL 1987
Bathyraja minispinosa Whitebrow skate North Pacific 82.5 TL 1977
Bathyraja multispinis Multispine skate Southeast Pacific and Sou 1937
Bathyraja murrayi Murray's skate Southern Ocean 60 TL 1880
Bathyraja notoroensis Notoro skate Northwest Pacific 59 WD 1977
Bathyraja pacifica Southwest Pacific 122.4 TL 2016
Bathyraja pallida Pale ray Northeast Atlantic 160 TL 1967
Bathyraja panthera Leopard skate Pacific Ocean 111 TL 2011
Bathyraja papilionifera Southwest Atlantic 1985
Bathyraja parmifera Alaska skate North Pacific 135 TL 1881
Bathyraja peruana Peruvian skate Southeast Pacific 1984
Bathyraja pseudoisotrachys Northwest Pacific 100 TL 1985
Bathyraja richardsoni Richardson's ray Northeast Atlantic 175 TL 1961
Bathyraja scaphiops Cuphead skate Southwest Atlantic 111 TL 1937
Bathyraja schroederi Whitemouth skate Southeast Pacific and Sou 1968
Bathyraja shuntovi Longnose deep-sea skate Southwest Pacific 140 TL 1985
Bathyraja simoterus Hokkaido skate Northwest Pacific 101 TL 1967
Bathyraja smirnovi Golden skate North Pacific 101.5 TL 1915
Bathyraja smithii African softnose skate Southeast Atlantic 120 TL 1841
Bathyraja spinicauda Spinytail skate North Atlantic and adjace 170 TL 1914
Bathyraja spinosissima Spiny skate Pacific 150 TL 1941
Bathyraja taranetzi Mud skate Northwest Pacific 70 TL 1983
Bathyraja trachouros Eremo skate Northwest Pacific 1958
Bathyraja trachura Roughtail skate North Pacific 91 TL 1892
Bathyraja tunae Western Indian Ocean. 100 TL 2005
Bathyraja tzinovskii Creamback skate Western Pacific. 69 TL 1983
Bathyraja violacea Okhotsk skate Northwest Pacific 102 TL 1935

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