Big Skate

Beringraja binoculata

  • Common
  • Depths 3 to 800 m; usually less than 200 m
  • Total length to 200 cm
  • Brown to gray with darker mottling; prominent eyespots
  • Ventral surface white to muddy white
  • Snout: stiff and short
  • No scapular thorns; one nuchal thorn
  • Continuous row of thorns, pelvic region to first dorsal fin
  • Pelvic fin shallowly notched