Starry Skate

Raja stellulata

  • Rare
  • Depths 20 to 730 m
  • Total length to 75 cm
  • Gray-brown with numerous dark spots; sometimes with black eyespots
  • Ventral surface white with brown-gray margins
  • Snout: stiff and short
  • Continuous and multiple rows of thorns, midback to first dorsal fin
  • Pelvic fin deeply notched
  • Often mistaken for Alaska skate