Raja inornata

Alternate names: California skate

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. Summer (2014). Spatial Segregation in Eastern North Pacific Skate Assemblages. PLoS One, 9: 1–26. 9:e109907

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109907

Citation: Raja inornata (Jordan and Gilbert, 1881) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Raja%20inornata. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-12-10.
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