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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates
Subfamily: Rajinae
Genus: Raja

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Raja ackleyi Garman, 1881

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Raja ackleyi
[Ocellate skate]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Raja africana Capapé, 1977

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Raja africana
[African ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Raja asterias Delaroche, 1809

Photo by Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.
 
Raja asterias
[Mediterranean starry ray]



Western Central Atlantic

Raja bahamensis Bigelow & Schroeder, 1965

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Raja bahamensis
[Bahama skate]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Raja brachyura Lafont, 1871

Photo by Photo by Bergmann, M.
 
Raja brachyura
[Blonde ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm WD

 
Raja cervigoni
[Finspot ray]



Eastern Atlantic and Sout
Max. Length 139 cm TL
Raja clavata Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Stergiou, K.I.
 
Raja clavata
[Thornback ray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Raja equatorialis Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Raja equatorialis
[Equatorial skate]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Raja herwigi Krefft, 1965

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Raja herwigi
[Cape Verde skate]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Raja maderensis Lowe, 1838

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Raja maderensis
[Madeiran ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Raja microocellata Montagu, 1818

Photo by Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Raja microocellata
[Small-eyed ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Raja miraletus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Furlan, B.
 
Raja miraletus
[Brown ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 83.5 cm TL
Raja montagui Fowler, 1910

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Raja montagui
[Spotted ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 41.1 cm TL

 
Raja parva
[African brown skate]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Raja pita Fricke & Al-Hassan, 1995

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Raja pita
[Pita skate]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Raja polystigma Regan, 1923

Photo by Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.
 
Raja polystigma
[Speckled ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Raja radula Delaroche, 1809

Photo by Photo by Stergiou, K.I.
 
Raja radula
[Rough ray]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Raja rondeleti Bougis, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Raja rondeleti
[Rondelet's ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Raja rouxi
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Raja straeleni Poll, 1951

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Raja straeleni
[Spotted skate]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 53 cm WD
Raja texana Chandler, 1921

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Raja texana
[Roundel skate]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Raja undulata Lacepède, 1802

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Raja undulata
[Undulate ray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Raja velezi Chirichigno F., 1973

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Raja velezi
[Velez ray]



23 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Raja ackleyi Ocellate skate Western Central Atlantic 51 TL 1881
Raja africana African ray Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1977
Raja asterias Mediterranean starry ray Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1809
Raja bahamensis Bahama skate Western Central Atlantic 1965
Raja brachyura Blonde ray Eastern Atlantic 125 TL 1871
Raja cervigoni Finspot ray Western Central Atlantic 50 WD 1964
Raja clavata Thornback ray Eastern Atlantic and Sout 139 TL 1758
Raja equatorialis Equatorial skate Eastern Pacific 50 TL 1890
Raja herwigi Cape Verde skate Eastern Central Atlantic 50 TL 1965
Raja maderensis Madeiran ray Eastern Atlantic 85 TL 1838
Raja microocellata Small-eyed ray Eastern Atlantic 87 TL 1818
Raja miraletus Brown ray Eastern Atlantic 63 TL 1758
Raja montagui Spotted ray Eastern Atlantic 83.5 TL 1910
Raja parva African brown skate Eastern Central Atlantic 41.1 TL 2016
Raja pita Pita skate Western Indian Ocean. 46 TL 1995
Raja polystigma Speckled ray Northeast Atlantic 60 TL 1923
Raja radula Rough ray Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1809
Raja rondeleti Rondelet's ray Northeast Atlantic 50 TL 1959
Raja rouxi Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1977
Raja straeleni Spotted skate Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1951
Raja texana Roundel skate Western Central Atlantic 53 WD 1921
Raja undulata Undulate ray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1802
Raja velezi Velez ray Eastern Pacific 83 TL 1973



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