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Bathyraja aleutica (Gilbert, 1896)
Aleutian Skate
Family: Rajidae
Photo of species

© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #13686)

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

Paired thorns on scapular region; a series of continuous thorns from nuchal region onto tail (Ref. 559). Tail long, its length equal to or longer than disc length (Ref. 559). Snout length 1/2 or more of distance from snout tip to 5th gill opening (Ref. 559). Ventral side of disk white, with grayish margin (Ref. 559).

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


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 capsule measures 120-136 mm long and 73-90 mm wide (Ref. 41249, 41253). bathydemersal; marine; depth range 15 - 1602 m (Ref. 50550). Deep water.

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



North Pacific: northern Japan to the Aleutian Islands and southeastern Alaska.

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

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. 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: 2024-06-17 8:44:11 AM]
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