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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Neoraja

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neoraja africana West African pygmy skate Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1983
Neoraja caerulea Blue ray Northeast Atlantic 30 TL 1976
Neoraja carolinensis Carolina pygmy skate Western Central Atlantic 28.5 TL 1984
Neoraja iberica Iberian pygmy skate Northeastern Atlantic 32.7 TL 2008
Neoraja stehmanni African pygmy skate Southeast Atlantic 35 TL 1972



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