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

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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 eglanteria Clearnose skate Western Atlantic 84 TL 1800
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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