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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Beringraja

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6 species
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North Pacific
Max. Length 244 cm TL
Beringraja binoculata (Girard, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Beringraja binoculata
[Big skate]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Beringraja cortezensis (McEachran & Miyake, 1988)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Beringraja cortezensis
[Cortez skate]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Beringraja inornata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1881)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Beringraja inornata
[California skate]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Beringraja pulchra (Liu, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Beringraja pulchra
[Mottled skate]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Beringraja rhina (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Beringraja rhina
[Longnose skate]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Beringraja stellulata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Beringraja stellulata
[Starry skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Beringraja binoculata Big skate North Pacific 244 TL 1855
Beringraja cortezensis Cortez skate Eastern Central Pacific 39 TL 1988
Beringraja inornata California skate Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1881
Beringraja pulchra Mottled skate Northwest Pacific 115 TL 1932
Beringraja rhina Longnose skate Eastern Pacific 180 TL 1880
Beringraja stellulata Starry skate Northeast Pacific 76 TL 1880



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