Alaska Skate

Bathyraja parmifera

  • Rare
  • Depths 20 to 1,400 m; usually 50 to 250 m
  • Total length to 110 cm
  • Dark grayish brown to olive brown, with black spots and sometimes white spots
  • Snout: flexible and short
  • Prominent scapular thorns
  • Interrupted or continuous row of thorns, head to first dorsal fin
  • Often mistaken for starry skate