Longnose skate

The Longnose skate lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 9 - 1069 m environment.

The longnose skate (Raja rhina) was listed as Not at Risk by COSEWIC in April 2007. This species is caught as bycatch in the hook and line and trawl fishery. However, the abundance data indicates that thier numbers are stable or increasing since the 1980s. More

separate ABC for Big and Longnose skates only in the Central Regulatory Area. More

Longnose Skate will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2007, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. The stock assessment authors will be available on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon p.m. for additional discussion if needed. More

Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert 1880), the longnose skate, is one of five members of the family Rajidae living in California waters (Ebert 2003), and is easily distinguished from the other four by its extremely long, acutely pointed snout. More

Age, growth and maturity of the longnose skate (Raja rhina) on the U.S. West Coast: Age, growth and maturity data was collected for 350 longnose skate individuals from the U.S./Mexico border to the U.S./Canada border in the summer of 2003. More

A longnose skate is what is called a benthic fish, meaning it spends most of its time on the ocean floor. More

Boothe said the longnose skate feeds on small fish and invertebrates. They have adapted a unique way of capturing their prey by pouncing on top of their victim, pinning it to the ocean floor. More

Longnose Skate photo, taken at Waddah Island, Neah Bay Longnose Skate - Raja Rhina = More

The directed season for big and longnose skate in the Outside District of the Prince William Sound Management Area opened on March 21st with guideline harvest levels (GHLs) of 30,000 lb of big skate and 150,000 lb of longnose skate. More

From the Depths, Longnose Skate Washes Up in Oregon - Posted Jan 29th 2007 4:41PM by Eric Brodeur Filed under: Flora & Fauna, Pacific, Aquariums Last week a creature from the depths washed up on a north Oregon beach. More

Longnose skates are now uncommon from Alaska to Southern California. Behavior: Usually seen lying motionless on substrate or under sand with eyes protruding but occasionally seen actively foraging over soft bottoms. May occasionally enter shallows in search of food. More

Plan Team recommended that the TAC for Big and Longnose skates in the Central Regulatory Area not exceed the calculated OFL for Big skates in that area (3,284 mt). More

The distribution range of the longnose skate is limited to the eastern Pacific Ocean within 61 More

The longnose skate dominated trawl landings and comprised 41% of the total chondrichthyan catch. The largest longnose skate found in the catches measured more than 3 ft in length (1090 mm). More

The Longnose Skate has a flattened body with a long, pointed snout. It has a long, slim tail behind it, and rows of small, diagonal teeth in its mouth. The skate breathes through gills located on its ventral side. More

The sablefish and longnose skate STAR Panel will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2007. The meeting will continue on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 beginning at 8:30 a.m. through Friday, May 11, 2007. The meetings will end at 5 p.m. More

The creature turned out to be a longnose skate - which was not only alive, but was an extraordinary find because this species usually lives well below the ocean surface. More

Longnose skate are typically found on mud-cobble bottoms often near boulders, rock ledges, and other areas with vertical relief whereas big skate are found in shallower waters on sandy-muddy bottoms. More

Longnose Skate can be differentiated from the Big Skate by the size of the pair of spots on it's wings. The Big Skate has much bigger spots. More

Distinctive Features: The body of the longnose skate is flattened and not clearly defined from the pectoral fins or head . The anterior margin of the disk (body) is strongly concave . The pectoral fins are broad. More

Common names

Gandah in Tsimshian
K'ak'ew' in Salish
K'andah in Tsimshian
Langsnuitrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
longnose skate in English
Raja dlugonosa in Polish (polski)
Raya narigona in Spanish (español)
長吻鰩 in Mandarin Chinese
长吻鳐 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rajidae
Genus : Raja
Species : Raja rhina
Authority : Jordan and Gilbert, 1880