Animalia > Chordata > Elasmobranchii > Rajiformes > Rajidae > Leucoraja > Leucoraja ocellata

Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate; Winter big skate; Eyed skate; Big skate)

Synonyms: Raja ocellata
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Leucoraja ocellata


Female Maturity [1]  11 years 6 months
Litter Size [1]  35
Maximum Longevity [1]  21 years
Migration [2]  Migratory

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[3]
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)[3]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[3]


Parasitized by 
Empruthotrema raiae[6]
Grillotia erinaceus[6]
Otodistomum cestoides[6]
Podocotyle atomon[6]
Pseudanisakis tricupola <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
Biodome de Montreal
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Newport Aquarium


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Canada; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Scotian Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Newfoundland Banks and southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada to North Carolina, USA.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
3Jorrit 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.
4Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
5 Steimle FW, Pikanowski RA, McMillan DG, Zetlin CA, Wilk SJ. 2000. Demersal Fish and American Lobster Diets in the Lower Hudson - Raritan Estuary. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 161; 106 p.
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London