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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Amblyraja

(See list of species below)



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10 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Amblyraja badia (Garman, 1899)

Photo by FAO
 
Amblyraja badia
[Broad skate]

Photo by Meneses, P.D.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Amblyraja doellojuradoi (Pozzi, 1935)

Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Amblyraja doellojuradoi
[Southern thorny skate]

Photo by Meneses, P.D.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Amblyraja frerichsi (Krefft, 1968)

Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Amblyraja frerichsi
[Thickbody skate]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Amblyraja georgiana (Norman, 1938)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Amblyraja georgiana
[Antarctic starry skate]

Photo by DESCNA

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Amblyraja hyperborea (Collett, 1879)

Photo by DESCNA
 
Amblyraja hyperborea
[Arctic skate]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Amblyraja jenseni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Amblyraja jenseni
[Shorttail skate]

Photo by Ueberschär, B.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 105 cm TL
Amblyraja radiata (Donovan, 1808)

Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Amblyraja radiata
[Starry ray]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Amblyraja reversa
[Reversed skate]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 77 cm TL

 
Amblyraja robertsi
[Bigmouth skate]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Amblyraja taaf
[Whiteleg skate]
10 Species of Family Rajidae with Genus Amblyraja
(Skates)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1899 Amblyraja badia Broad skate Eastern Pacific 100 TL
1935 Amblyraja doellojuradoi Southern thorny skate Southeast Pacific 69 TL
1968 Amblyraja frerichsi Thickbody skate Southwest Atlantic 91 TL
1938 Amblyraja georgiana Antarctic starry skate Southeast Pacific 115 TL
1879 Amblyraja hyperborea Arctic skate Northeast Atlantic 112 TL
1950 Amblyraja jenseni Shorttail skate Western Atlantic 85 TL
1808 Amblyraja radiata Starry ray Eastern Atlantic 105 TL
1906 Amblyraja reversa Reversed skate Western Indian Ocean 60 TL
1970 Amblyraja robertsi Bigmouth skate Southeast Atlantic 77 TL
1987 Amblyraja taaf Whiteleg skate Indian Ocean 90 TL



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