Common skate

The Common skate lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 0 - 329 m environment.

The common skate or blue skate (Dipturus batis) is the largest skate in the world. Historically, it was one of the most abundant skates in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Despite its name, today it appears to be absent from much of this range. More

The common skate is the largest European ray (1). The undersurface is dark grey with black spots or stripes and the uppersurface is more of a greenish brown colour (3), often with lighter mottling (5). More

The common skate (Raja batis) is the largest of the skates and rays of western Europe, and one of the largest fish in our waters. Off Baltimore an average specimen weighs about 120 lbs (54 kg). More

Common Skate, Raja batis Irish Record Fish: 221 lbs 100.24 Kgs Caught: Ballycotton 1913. More

The Common Skate is one of the few species of fish where local populations can suffer as badly from poor angling practices as from commercial fishing pressure. More

The common skate is big game. A 100-pounder is average and specimens double this weight have been beaten by fair angling. Distribution is fairly widespread, but some areas produce them more often than elsewhere. More

* Common skate Dipturus batis * White skate Rostroraja alba * Cuckoo skate Leucoraja naevus * Spotted skate Raja montagu * Starry skate Amblyraja radiata More

Common SkateCommon SkateCommon Skate To use any of the clipart images above (including the thumbnail image in the top left corner), just click and drag the picture to your desktop. More

Sea Angling in Orkney Common SkateOrkney is one of the most famous Common Skate grounds in the UK, with the standing British Record of 227lbs (103kg) been held from Orcadian waters. Common Skate regularly weigh over 150lbs to 200lbs (68kg – 90. More

Common Skate in Google Images * Raja batis in Google Images Search the Web: More about these sites . More

Common Skate - Raja batis Common_skate1.jpg Distinguishing features: This is the largest of the skates found in European waters. It has a fairly long snout which leads to the front edge of the wing or disc being concave in shape. More

Big powerful common skate will terminally expose any weakness in tackle. Terminal tackle in particular needs to be strong, and rig design well considered. More

Common names

common skate in English
Igelkottsrocka in Swedish (Svenska)
Kleine rog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Lille rokke in Danish (dansk)
Little common skate in English
little skate in English
Little summer skate in English
Raia-de-verão in Portuguese (Português)
raie hérisson in fc
raie hérisson in French (français)
Raie-hérisson in French (français)
Raja kanadyjska in Polish (polski)
summer skate in English
Vatos mic in Rumanian
猬鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
蝟鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rajidae
Genus : Leucoraja
Species : Leucoraja erinacea
Authority : Mitchill, 1825