Roughtail Skate

Bathyraja trachura

  • Infrequent
  • Depths 400 to 2,000 m; usually greater than 600 m
  • Total length to 90 cm
  • Plum brown to black
  • Ventral surface similar colouring to dorsal
  • Snout: flexible and short
  • No scapular or nuchal thorns
  • Prominent row of thorns, pelvic region to first dorsal fin