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First record of Commander Skate (Bathyraja lindbergi) in Canadian Pacific waters

Jackie R. King, Gordon A. McFarlane, Tyler B. Zubkowski

Abstract


We report the first verified record of a Commander Skate (Bathyraja lindbergi Ishiyama and Ishihara, 1977) from British Columbia, Canada. A female measuring 829 mm in total length was captured by bottom trawl on 2 August 2009 in Queen Charlotte Sound, Canada (51°37'N, 130°6'W). The depth of capture was 449 m. We used physical characteristics as well as meristic and morphometric characters to identify the specimen as a Commander Skate.


Keywords


Commander Skate; Bathyraja lindbergi; British Columbia; first record; range extension

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v132i3.2025



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