Abyssal Skate, Bathyraja ishiharai Stehmann 2005

Other Names: Abyssal Skate, Ishihara's Skate

Bathyraja ishiharai. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

A large deepwater skate known only from two specimens collected off south Western Australia.

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Bray, D.J. 2023, Bathyraja ishiharai in Fishes of Australia, accessed 01 Mar 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1763

Abyssal Skate, Bathyraja ishiharai Stehmann 2005

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Tasman Sea off New South Wales, the Naturalist Plateau, south of Tasmania, and off south-west Western Australia. 

Species Citation

Bathyraja ishiharai Stehmann 2005, Journal of Ichthyology 45(Suppl. 1): 39. Type locality: Naturalist Plateau, off southwestern Australia, Indian Ocean, 33°42'S, 110°53'E, depth 2320-2350 m.


Bray, D.J. 2023


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Abyssal Skate, Bathyraja ishiharai Stehmann 2005


Last, P.R., Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Weigmann, S. 2016. 19. Skates. Family Rajidae. pp. 204-363 in Last, P.R., White, W.T., Carvalho, M.R. de, Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Naylor, G.J.P. (eds). Rays of the World. Clayton South, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 790 pp.

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. (as Bathyraja sp. A)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. 

Stehmann, M.F.W. 2005. Bathyraja ishiharai n. sp., a new deep-water skate from the eastern Indian Ocean on the Naturalist Plateau off southwestern Australia. Journal of Ichthyology 45(Suppl. 1): 39-57

Stehmann, M.F.W., Valenti, S.V. & McAuley, R.B. 2015. Bathyraja ishiharai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T161387A68610422. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T161387A68610422.en. Downloaded on 13 July 2018.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37031016

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:1530-2750 m

Max Size:123 cm TL


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