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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Arhynchobatidae Skates

Genus: Bathyraja

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Max. Length 157 cm TL

 
Bathyraja abyssicola
[Deep-sea skate]
No picture found


 
Bathyraja aguja
[Aguja skate]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm TL
Bathyraja albomaculata (Norman, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Bathyraja albomaculata
[White-dotted skate]



North Pacific
Max. Length 161 cm TL
Bathyraja aleutica (Gilbert, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja aleutica
[Aleutian skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 75.6 cm WD

 
Bathyraja andriashevi
[Little-eyed skate]
No picture found


 
Bathyraja bergi
[Bottom skate]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 64.2 cm TL
Bathyraja brachyurops (Fowler, 1910)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Bathyraja brachyurops
[Broadnose skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 74.4 cm WD
Bathyraja caeluronigricans Ishiyama & Ishihara, 1977

Photo by Photo by Ishihara, H.
 
Bathyraja caeluronigricans
[Purple-black skate]



Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 86 cm TL
Bathyraja cousseauae Díaz de Astarloa & Mabragaña, 2004

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Bathyraja cousseauae
[Joined-fins skate]
No picture found


 
Bathyraja diplotaenia
[Dusky-pink skate]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Bathyraja eatonii (Günther, 1876)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyraja eatonii
[Eaton's skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 73.3 cm TL

 
Bathyraja fedorovi
[Cinnamon skate]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Bathyraja griseocauda (Norman, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Bathyraja griseocauda
[Graytail skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 342 cm TL

 
Bathyraja hesperafricana
[West African skate]



North Pacific
Max. Length 86 cm TL
Bathyraja interrupta (Gill & Townsend, 1897)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja interrupta
[Sandpaper skate]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Bathyraja irrasa Hureau & Ozouf-Costaz, 1980

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyraja irrasa
[Kerguelen sandpaper skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 123 cm TL

 
Bathyraja ishiharai
[Abyssal skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 76.2 cm TL
Bathyraja isotrachys (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja isotrachys
[Raspback skate]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 88.8 cm TL
Bathyraja leucomelanos Iglésias & Lévy-Hartmann, 2012

Photo by Photo by Iglesias, S.P.
 
Bathyraja leucomelanos
[Domino skate]



North Pacific
Max. Length 60.7 cm WD
Bathyraja lindbergi Ishiyama & Ishihara, 1977

Photo by Photo by Ishihara, H.
 
Bathyraja lindbergi
[Commander skate]
No picture found


 
Bathyraja longicauda
[Slimtail skate]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Bathyraja maccaini Springer, 1971

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Bathyraja maccaini
[McCain's skate]



Southwest Atlantic

Bathyraja macloviana (Norman, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Bathyraja macloviana
[Patagonian skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Bathyraja maculata Ishiyama & Ishihara, 1977

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja maculata
[White-blotched skate]



Southeast Pacific

Bathyraja magellanica (Philippi, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Bathyraja magellanica
[Magellan skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Bathyraja mariposa
[Butterfly skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 126 cm TL
Bathyraja matsubarai (Ishiyama, 1952)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja matsubarai
[Dusky-purple skate]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Bathyraja meridionalis Stehmann, 1987

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Bathyraja meridionalis
[Dark-belly skate]



North Pacific
Max. Length 82.5 cm TL
Bathyraja minispinosa Ishiyama & Ishihara, 1977

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja minispinosa
[Whitebrow skate]



Southeast Pacific and Sou

Bathyraja multispinis (Norman, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Bathyraja multispinis
[Multispine skate]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Bathyraja murrayi (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyraja murrayi
[Murray's skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 59 cm WD
Bathyraja notoroensis Ishiyama & Ishihara, 1977

Photo by Photo by Ishihara, H.
 
Bathyraja notoroensis
[Notoro skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 122.4 cm TL

 
Bathyraja pacifica
[]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Bathyraja pallida (Forster, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja pallida
[Pale ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 111 cm TL

 
Bathyraja panthera
[Leopard skate]
No picture found


 
Bathyraja papilionifera
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 135 cm TL
Bathyraja parmifera (Bean, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja parmifera
[Alaska skate]



Southeast Pacific

Bathyraja peruana McEachran & Miyake, 1984

Photo by Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Bathyraja peruana
[Peruvian skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Bathyraja pseudoisotrachys Ishihara & Ishiyama, 1985

Photo by Photo by Ishihara, H.
 
Bathyraja pseudoisotrachys
[]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 175 cm TL
Bathyraja richardsoni (Garrick, 1961)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja richardsoni
[Richardson's ray]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 111 cm TL
Bathyraja scaphiops (Norman, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Bathyraja scaphiops
[Cuphead skate]



Southeast Pacific and Sou

Bathyraja schroederi (Krefft, 1968)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Bathyraja schroederi
[Whitemouth skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 140 cm TL

 
Bathyraja shuntovi
[Longnose deep-sea skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 101 cm TL

 
Bathyraja simoterus
[Hokkaido skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 101.5 cm TL

 
Bathyraja smirnovi
[Golden skate]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Bathyraja smithii (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Bathyraja smithii
[African softnose skate]



North Atlantic and adjace
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Bathyraja spinicauda (Jensen, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Bathyraja spinicauda
[Spinytail skate]



Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Bathyraja spinosissima (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1941)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyraja spinosissima
[Spiny skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Bathyraja taranetzi (Dolganov, 1983)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja taranetzi
[Mud skate]
No picture found


 
Bathyraja trachouros
[Eremo skate]



North Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Bathyraja trachura (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Van Orden, W.
 
Bathyraja trachura
[Roughtail skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Bathyraja tunae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 69 cm TL

 
Bathyraja tzinovskii
[Creamback skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Bathyraja violacea (Suvorov, 1935)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Bathyraja violacea
[Okhotsk skate]



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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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