Sandpaper Skate

Bathyraja kincadaii

  • Common
  • Depths 55 to 1,400 m; usually less than 500 m
  • Total length to 90 cm
  • Dark brown to black, sometimes with white mottling; often with white spot on each side of tail
  • Ventral surface white with dark underside of tail
  • Snout: flexible and short
  • Prominent scapular thorns
  • Interrupted or continuous row of thorns, midback to first dorsal fin