Bathyraja microtrachys

Alternate names: fine-spined skate

Author: Osburn & Nichols, 1916


Reproduction: Oviparous.

Size: to 70 cm TL.

General: Medium gray to dark gray, pectoral fins with dark trailing margins. Claspers in mature males are long, narrow and white-tipped.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 1126 - 3322 m

Ocean range (global): Washington state to the Gulf of California.

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: 2189 - 2894 m (March 2016).


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Ebert, D. (2003). Sharks, rays, and chimeras of California. University of California Press, Berkeley, California. 284 pp.

Kuhnz, L.A., J.J. Bizzarro, and D.A. Ebert (2019). In situ observations of deep-living skates in the eastern North Pacific. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 103104. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2019.103104.

Citation: Bathyraja microtrachys (Osburn & Nichols, 1916) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-11-30.
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