Bathyraja eatonii (Günther, 1876)
Eaton's skate
Bathyraja eatonii
photo by FAO

Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates)
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  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).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 November 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.05.19

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