Beringraja pulchra

(Liu, 1932)

Mottled skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Rajidae

Reference of the original description
Liu, F.-H. (1932)
The Elasmobranchiate fishes of north China. The Science reports of National Tsing Hua University. Series B: Biological and psychological sciences, 1(5): 133–177, Pl. 1–6.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dipturus pulchra, Raia pulchra, Raja pulchra, Raja (Dipturus) pulchra, Raja (Tengujei) pulchra

Beringraja pulchra

Raja pulchra
Holotype: ASIZB: 1449 Paratype: ASIZB: 1448 ASIZB: 1450 ASIZB: 1443

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Citation: Beringraja pulchra (Liu, 1932): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Beringraja pulchra LIU, 1932, Off the Coast of Primorye (Sea of Japan) on April 27, 2014: (a) upper and (b) lower parts of the body; M. I. Boiko, Pacific Research Fisheries and Oceanography Center, Vladivostok, Russia
Common names
eng Mottled skate

Western Pacific: Japan, Sea of Okhotsk and the East China Sea.

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

demersal; oceanodromous [17660]; marine; depth range 15 - 120 m (Ref. 58497)

shark-references Species-ID=13991;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Pseudanisakis rajae (Yamaguti, 1941) [14723]