Longnose Skate

Raja rhina

  • Common
  • Depths 20 to 660 m; usually less than 350 m
  • Total length to 140 cm
  • Dark brown with faint dark and light blotches; sometimes pale-centered eyespots
  • Ventral surface gray, brown to black
  • Snout: stiff and long
  • No scapular thorns; one or two nuchal thorns
  • Continuous row of thorns on tail only
  • Pelvic fin deeply notched