Bathyraja eatonii

(Günther, 1876)

Eaton's skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Günther, A. (1876)
Remarks on fishes, with descriptions of new species in the British museum, chiefly from southern seas. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 4), 17, 389–402

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Bathyraja cf. eatonii, Bathyraja eatoni, Raia eatonii, Raja eatoni, Raja eatonii

Bathyraja eatonii
Holotype: BMNH: 1876.3.23.21

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja eatonii (Günther, 1876): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Bathyraja eatonii (Günther, 1876), © FAO,
Common names
spa Raya de Eaton, fra \(T\) Raie d"Eaton, eng Eaton"s skate

Southern Ocean: common on the Kerguelen Plateau, around South Orkney and South Shetland islands. In the Antarctic Peninsula, it occurs in the northeastern Weddell Sea and on Gunnerus Ridge. A single record comes from the Pacific Ocean sector, in the Ross Sea. Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 9068).

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086].

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

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=507;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Otodistomum cestoides (Van Beneden, 1871) [21419]