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Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)

Synonyms: Raja aleutica
Language: Dutch; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The Aleutian skate (Bathyraja aleutica) is a species of skate in the family Rajidae. It lives in depths ranging from 15 to 1602 meters in North Pacific Ocean from northern parts of Japan to the Aleutian Islands and southeastern Alaska. It has maximum total length of 161 centimeters. It is the most abundant species of the Bathyraja genus in the eastern Bering Sea slope and throughout the Gulf of Alaska. It is oviparous and produces oblong egg capsules with stiff horn in each corner.
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Prey / Diet

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[1]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[1]
Bathyagonus nigripinnis (Blackfin poacher)[1]
Bathymaster signatus (Searcher)[1]
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)[1]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[2]
Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[3]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[1]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[1]
Cryptacanthodes aleutensis (Red devil)[2]
Elassodiscus tremebundus (Snailfish)[1]
Eleginus gracilis (Wachna cod)[1]
Enteroctopus dofleini (North Pacific giant octopus)[1]
Eualus avinus (beaked eualid)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[2]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[1]
Gasterosteus aculeatus (Alaskan stickleback)[1]
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)[1]
Icelinus borealis (Comb sculpin)[1]
Icelus canaliculatus (Blacknose sculpin)[1]
Leuroglossus schmidti (northern smoothtongue)[1]
Limanda aspera (Yellowfin sole)[1]
Malacocottus zonurus (Bartail sculpin)[3]
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)[1]
Munida quadrispina (Galatheid lobster)[2]
Neocrangon communis (gray shrimp)[2]
Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon or kokanee)[1]
Pandalopsis dispar (sidestriped shrimp)[2]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[1]
Pandalus eous (Alaskan pink shrimp)[4]
Pandalus montagui (Aesop shrimp)[1]
Pasiphaea pacifica (Pacific glass shrimp)[2]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[3]
Poroclinus rothrocki (Whitebarred blenny)[1]
Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish)[1]
Sarritor frenatus (Sawback poacher)[1]
Scopelosaurus harryi (Scaly wearyfish)[1]
Thysanoessa inermis[2]
Triglops forficatus (Scissortail sculpin)[1]
Triglops macellus (Roughspine sculpin)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Albatrossia pectoralis (Pectoral rattail)1
Alcichthys elongatus1
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)3
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)4
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)6
Bathyraja maculata (White-blotched skate)3
Bathyraja matsubarai (Dusky-purple skate)2
Bathyraja minispinosa (Smallthorn skate)1
Bathyraja parmifera (Flathead skate)2
Bathyraja violacea (Okhotsk skate)1
Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)2
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)2
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)3
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)5
Hemilepidotus jordani (Yellow Irish lord)4
Hemitripterus bolini (Bigmouth sculpin)1
Hemitripterus villosus (Shaggy sculpin)1
Hexagrammos otakii (Greenling)1
Hexagrammos stelleri (Greenling)1
Hippoglossoides dubius (Flathead flounder)1
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)3
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)4
Lamna ditropis (Salmon shark)2
Lepidopsetta polyxystra (Northern rock sole)2
Limanda aspera (Yellowfin sole)3
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)1
Myoxocephalus ochotensis (Okhotsk sculpin)1
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus (Sculpin)2
Nansenia candida (Bluethroat argentine)1
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)1
Physiculus japonicus (Japanese codling)1
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)2
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus (Alaska plaice)1
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)6
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)1
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)1
Sebastes maliger (Rockfish)1
Somniosus pacificus (Pacific Sleeper Shark)1

Predators

Fusitriton oregonensis (Oregon triton)[1]
Sebastolobus alascanus (Channel rockcod)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Grillotia borealis[5]
Otodistomum cestoides[5]

Distribution

Alaska (USA); East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kamchatka; Kuroshio Current; North Pacific: northern Japan to the Aleutian Islands and southeastern Alaska.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Sea of Okhotsk; West Bering Sea;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Diet and trophic ecology of skates in the Gulf of Alaska (Raja and Bathyraja spp.): ecological information for ecosystem–based management of demersal resources, David A. Ebert, Joseph J. Bizzarro, Simon C. Brown, Mariah D. Boyle, and Gregor M. Cailliet, NPRB Project 621 Final Report (2008) 3The Diets and Feeding Habits of Some Deep-Water Benthic Skates (Rajidae) in the Pacific Waters Off the Northern Kuril Islands and Southeastern Kamchatka, Alexei M. Orlov, Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin 5(1):1–17. 1998 4Breaking with tradition: redefining measures for diet description with a case study of the Aleutian skate Bathyraja aleutica (Gilbert 1896), Simon C. Brown & Joseph J. Bizzarro & Gregor M. Cailliet & David A. Ebert, Environ Biol Fish, November 2011 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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