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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Leucoraja

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Leucoraja caribbaea Maya skate Western Atlantic 1977
Leucoraja circularis Sandy ray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL 1838
Leucoraja compagnoi Tigertail skate Southeast Atlantic 29.2 TL 1995
Leucoraja erinacea Little skate Western Atlantic 54 TL 1825
Leucoraja fullonica Shagreen ray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL 1758
Leucoraja garmani Rosette skate Western Atlantic 26 WD 1939
Leucoraja lentiginosa Freckled skate Western Central Atlantic 43 TL 1951
Leucoraja leucosticta Whitedappled skate Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1971
Leucoraja melitensis Maltese ray Mediterranean Sea 50 TL 1926
Leucoraja naevus Cuckoo ray Eastern Atlantic 71 TL 1841
Leucoraja ocellata Winter skate Western Atlantic 110 TL 1815
Leucoraja pristispina Sawback skate Eastern Indian Ocean 40.1 TL 2008
Leucoraja virginica Virginia skate Northwest Atlantic 1977
Leucoraja wallacei Yellowspotted skate Southeast Atlantic and We 100 TL 1970
Leucoraja yucatanensis Yucatan skate Western Central Atlantic 1950



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