Richardson's Skate, Bathyraja richardsoni (Garrick 1961)

Other Names: Deepsea Skate, Richardson’s Ray

Richardson's Skate, Bathyraja richardsoni, about 100 nautical miles off the coast of southern Tasmania. Source: CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

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Richardson's Skate, Bathyraja richardsoni (Garrick 1961)


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CAAB Code:37031046

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1370-2990 m

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