Ocellate spot skate

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Ocellate spot skate
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Okamejei
Species: O. kenojei
Binomial name
Okamejei kenojei
(Müller & Henle, 1841)

Raja fusca Garman, 1885
Raja japonica Nyström, 1887
Raja karagea Tanaka, 1927
Raja katsukii Tanaka, 1927
Raja kenojei Müller & Henle, 1841
Raja porosa Günther, 1874
Raja tobae Tanaka, 1916

The ocellate spot skate, spiny rasp skate, or swarthy skate,[2] (Okamejei kenojei) is a species of skate, family Rajidae, common in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. O. kenojei is a bottom-feeding carnivore that consumes mainly shrimp, fishes, and crabs. Its diet also includes small quantities of amphipods, mysids, cephalopods, euphausiids, copepods, isopods, and polychaetes.[3]


  1. ^ Ishihaha, H.; Wang, Y.; Tanaka, S. & Nakaya, K. (2007). "Okamejei kenojei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Okamejei kenojei" in FishBase. August 2014 version.
  3. ^ Baeck, G. W.; Park, C. -I.; Choi, H. C.; Huh, S. -H.; Park, J. M. (2011). "Feeding habits of ocellate spot skate, Okamejei kenojei (Müller & Henle, 1841), in coastal waters of Taean, Korea". Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 27 (4): 1079. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2011.01751.x.