Deep-sea skate

The deepsea skate, Bathyraja abyssicola, is a species of softnose skate, family Arhynchobatidae, found in deep water from 362 to 2,906 m, usually on the continental slope.

The Deep-sea skate lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 362 - 2910 m environment.

Deep-sea skate on Axial Seamount image Mike Hansen image Jenna Berkey image Sea Glider image image image More

A deep-sea skate banks sharply as it encounters smoke billowing from a smoker chimney; tubeworms on a second chimney can be seen in the background. This skate species inhabits the surrounding deepsea but may visit vents to feed. More

with a deep-sea skate swimming in the water column.We topped our day off at a hydrothermal vent where there were amazing sights; shimmering hot water, tall black smokers, tube worms, scale worms, snails, and crabs. More

Common names

Chihirokasube in Japanese (日本語)
Deep-sea skate in English
deepsea skate in English
Diepzeerog in Dutch (Nederlands)
K'ak'ew' in Salish
稀棘深海鰩 in Mandarin Chinese
稀棘深海鳐 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rajidae
Genus : Bathyraja
Species : Bathyraja abyssicola
Authority : Gilbert, 1896