E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Bathyraja parmifera (Bean, 1881)
Alaska Skate
Family: Rajidae

© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #37299)

Source: Distribution of Bathyraja parmifera as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Not available.

Source: FishBase. McEachran, J.D. and K.A Dunn. 1998 . (Ref. 27314)

Biology

Species Biology

Oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother (Ref. 205). Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats (Ref. 205). Egg capsules are 12.9-15.0 cm long and 8.9-9.1 cm wide (Ref. 41249, 41298). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 1450 m (Ref. 56527), usually 120 - 450 m (Ref. 56527). Climate: temperate; 2 – 7°C (Ref. 56527)

Source: FishBase. McEachran, J.D. and K.A Dunn. 1998 . (Ref. 27314)

Distribution

Distribution

North Pacific: Bering Sea to southeastern Alaska. Mecklenberg et al. (2002)-- added to BC list to account for historic records of Raja stellulata (Gillespie pers. comm. 2011)

Source: FishBase. McEachran, J.D. and K.A Dunn. 1998 . (Ref. 27314)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2020-08-03 11:38:24 AM]
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