Beringraja inornata

Alternate names: California skate, Raja inornata

Author: Jordan and Gilbert, 1881


Size: to 76 cm

Reproduction: Oviparous.

General: Can be difficult to distinguish from the more abundant Bathyraja kincaidii. Gray to brown; actutely pointed snout, eyespots.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: <75 m (Bizzarro et al. 2014).

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Ocean range (global): Juan de Fuca to Gulf of California.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

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

Bizzarro, J.J., K.M. Broms, M.G. Logsdon, D.A. Ebert, M.M. Yoklavich, L.A. Kuhnz, and A.P. Summers (2014). Spatial segregation in eastern North Pacific skate assemblages. PLoS ONE, 9: e109907.

Chiquillo, K.L., D.A. Ebert, C.J. Slager, and K.D. Crow (2014). The secret of the mermaid’s purse: Phylogenetic affinities within the Rajidae and the evolution of a novel reproductive strategy in skates. Molecular Phylogenetic Evololution 75: 245–251. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.01.012

Last, P., W. White, M. de Carvalho, B. Séret, M. Stehmann, and G. Naylor (2016). Rays of the world. Clayton, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

Citation: Beringraja inornata (Jordan and Gilbert, 1881) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-05-06.
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