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Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate; Black skate; Bering skate)

Synonyms: Bathyraja kincaidi; Bathyraja kincaidii; Raia interrupta; Raia kincaidii; Raja interrupta; Raja kincaidi; Raja kincaidii; Rhinoraja interrupta
Language: Dutch; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Salish

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[1]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[1]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[2]
Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[1]
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)[3]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[1]
Cryptacanthodes aleutensis (Red devil)[2]
Diaphus theta (California headlightfish)[3]
Doryteuthis opalescens (california market squid)[3]
Eualus avinus (beaked eualid)[2]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[4]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[1]
Hemilepidotus jordani (Yellow Irish lord)[1]
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)[1]
Icelinus borealis (Comb sculpin)[1]
Lycodes palearis (Wattled eelpout)[1]
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)[1]
Neocrangon communis (gray shrimp)[2]
Octopus rubescens (East Pacific red octopus)[4]
Pandalopsis dispar (sidestriped shrimp)[1]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[1]
Pandalus eous (Alaskan pink shrimp)[2]
Pandalus jordani (ocean shrimp)[1]
Pasiphaea pacifica (Pacific glass shrimp)[3]
Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish)[1]
Pseudomma truncatum[2]
Rocinela angustata[2]
Sergestes similis[4]
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)[4]
Thysanoessa inermis[2]
Thysanoessa raschii (Arctic krill)[1]
Thysanoessa spinifera[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)2
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)3
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)2
Balaenoptera musculus (Blue Whale)3
Balaenoptera physalus (Fin Whale)1
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)6
Bathyraja maculata (White-blotched skate)1
Bathyraja matsubarai (Dusky-purple skate)1
Bathyraja trachura (Roughtail skate)2
Benthalbella dentata (Pearleye)1
Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)2
Brachyramphus marmoratus (Marbled Murrelet)2
Cepphus columba (Pigeon Guillemot)1
Cetorhinus maximus (Sun-fish)1
Chauliodus macouni (Fanged viperfish)1
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)1
Cololabis saira (Skipper)1
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)2
Diaphus theta (California headlightfish)2
Eschrichtius robustus (Gray Whale)1
Eubalaena japonica (North Pacific Right Whale)1
Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)2
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)2
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)3
Gaidropsarus argentatus (Treebearded rockling)1
Hemilepidotus jordani (Yellow Irish lord)1
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)2
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)1
Lampanyctus jordani (Brokenline lanternfish)2
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)1
Lepidopsetta polyxystra (Northern rock sole)2
Limanda aspera (Yellowfin sole)2
Lyopsetta exilis (Slender sole)1
Malacocottus kincaidi (Blackfin sculpin)1
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)2
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)3
Nansenia candida (Bluethroat argentine)1
Notoscopelus japonicus (Japanese lanternfish)1
Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Leach's Storm-Petrel)1
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)1
Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Cassin's Auklet)2
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)3
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)7
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)1
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)2
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)2
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)3
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)1
Sebastes crameri (Rockfish)2
Sebastes diploproa (Splitnose rockfish)3
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)3
Sebastes maliger (Rockfish)1
Sebastes pinniger (Rockfish)2
Sebastes serranoides (Rockfish)2
Sigmops gracilis (Slender fangjaw)1
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)1
Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern)1
Synthliboramphus antiquus (Ancient Murrelet)3
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Blue lanternfish)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)1

Predators

Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)[1]
Fusitriton oregonensis (Oregon triton)[1]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Grillotia borealis[5]
Piscicapillaria freemani <Unverified Name>[5]

Distribution

Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Kamchatka; North Pacific: off Cape Navarin in the western Bering Sea and Agattu Island (Aleutian Islands) to Cortez Bank, southern California, USA.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); 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) 3Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository. 4Diet and Ecomorphology of the Sandpaper Skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman, 1908) from the Eastern North Pacific, Christopher Scott Rinewalt, Masters Thesis, California State University, Monterey Bay (2007) 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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