Bathyraja richardsoni (Garrick, 1961)
Richardson's ray
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates)
Max. size:  175 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1370 - 2500 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: northwestern Bay of Biscay. Northwest Atlantic: southern Labrador, Canada to southwestern Georges Bank. Southwest Pacific: Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Grey in color; diamond-shaped and without large thorns on body or tail (Ref. 26346).
Biology:  Found in deepwater on lower parts of continental slopes, on submarine rises and on deep-sea plains adjacent to both (Ref. 3167). Feeds mainly on fishes, with a small amount of shrimps (Ref. 3167). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 3167.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 February 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 30.03.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.10.12
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.05.98

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