Bathyraja multispinis

(Norman, 1937)

Multispine skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Norman, J.R. (1937)
Coast fishes. Part II. The Patagonian region. Discovery Reports, 16: 1–150, figs 1–76., pls 1–5

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Bathyraja (Rhinoraja) multispinis, Raja multispinis, Rhinoraja multispinis

Bathyraja multispinis
Holotype: BMNH: 1936.8.26.95

Description :

Citation: Bathyraja multispinis (Norman, 1937): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Common names
spa Raya aserrada, eng Multispine skate, eng Ray

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Chile [16049], northwest of the Falkland Islands [785], Uruguay and Argentina [5839]. Source:

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

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=530;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Otodistomum plunketi Fyfe, 1953 [21203]

  • Pseudanisakis argentinensis Irigoitia, Braicovich, Farber & Timi, 2017 [25303]