Bathyraja brachyurops

(Fowler, 1910)

Broadnose skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Fowler, H.W. (1910)
Notes on batoid fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 62, 468–475

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja brachyurops, Raia brachyurops, Raja brachyura GÜNTHER 1880, Raja brachyurops

Bathyraja brachyurops
Syntype: BMNH: 1879.5.14.409 BMNH: 1879.5.14.410
Raja brachyura GÜNTHER 1880
Syntype: BMNH: 1879.5.14.409 BMNH: 1879.5.14.410

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja brachyurops (Fowler, 1910): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Common names
spa Raya de cola corta, spa Raya de los canales, eng Broadnose skate, eng Common ray

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Valdivia and Estrecho de Magallanes (Chile) to Argentina and the Falkland Islands. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086]. Larger animals feed on wide variety of crustaceans and fish (Ref. 54177). Small animals up to 30-39 cm D feed mainly on benthic gammarid amphipods and polychaetes, while the smallest

Size / Weight / Age
64.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27092))

demersal; marine; depth range 81 - 313 m (Ref. 27092)

shark-references Species-ID=501;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Acanthocotyle brachyuropsi Kuznetsova, 1971 [22565]
  • Acanthocotyle patagonica Kuznetsova, 1971 [22565]
  • Acanthocotyle scobini Kuznetsova, 1971 [22565]
  • Calicotyle macrocotyle Cordero, 1944 [17436] [22565]
  • Calicotyle sjegi Kusnetzova, 1970 [17436] [22565]
  • Merizocotyle euzeti Irigoitia, Cantatore, Delpiani, Incorvaia, Lanfranchi & Timi, 2014 [21281]
  • Rajonchocotyle emarginata (Olsson, 1876) [22565]

  • Otodistomum plunketi Fyfe, 1953 [21203]

  • Metanisakis tricupola (Gibson, 1973) [17029]
  • Pseudanisakis argentinensis Irigoitia, Braicovich, Farber & Timi, 2017 [25303]