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

(See list of species below)



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24 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Raja ackleyi
[Ocellate skate]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Raja africana
[African ray]

Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Raja bahamensis Bigelow & Schroeder, 1965

Photo by FAO
 
Raja bahamensis
[Bahama skate]

Photo by Bergmann, M.

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

Photo by Bergmann, M.
 
Raja brachyura
[Blonde ray]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm WD

 
Raja cervigoni
[Finspot ray]

Photo by Stergiou, K.I.

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

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

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Raja eglanteria Bosc, 1800

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Raja eglanteria
[Clearnose skate]

Photo by Béarez, P.

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

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

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

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

Photo by Meyer, T.

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

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

Photo by Furlan, B.

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

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

Photo by Salesjö, A.

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

Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Raja montagui
[Spotted ray]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 41.1 cm TL

 
Raja parva
[African brown skate]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Raja pita
[Pita skate]

Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.

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

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

Photo by Stergiou, K.I.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Raja rondeleti
[Rondelet's ray]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Raja rouxi
[]

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.

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

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

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

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

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

Photo by Salesjö, A.

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

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

Photo by Robertson, R.

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

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Raja velezi
[Velez ray]
24 Species of Family Rajidae
Subfamily: Rajinae with Genus Raja
(Skates)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1881 Raja ackleyi Ocellate skate Western Central Atlantic 51 TL
1977 Raja africana African ray Eastern Atlantic 80 TL
1809 Raja asterias Mediterranean starry ray Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1965 Raja bahamensis Bahama skate Western Central Atlantic
1871 Raja brachyura Blonde ray Eastern Atlantic 125 TL
1964 Raja cervigoni Finspot ray Western Central Atlantic 50 WD
1758 Raja clavata Thornback ray Eastern Atlantic and Sout 139 TL
1800 Raja eglanteria Clearnose skate Western Atlantic 84 TL
1890 Raja equatorialis Equatorial skate Eastern Pacific 50 TL
1965 Raja herwigi Cape Verde skate Eastern Central Atlantic 50 TL
1838 Raja maderensis Madeiran ray Eastern Atlantic 85 TL
1818 Raja microocellata Small-eyed ray Eastern Atlantic 87 TL
1758 Raja miraletus Brown ray Eastern Atlantic 63 TL
1910 Raja montagui Spotted ray Eastern Atlantic 83.5 TL
2016 Raja parva African brown skate Eastern Central Atlantic 41.1 TL
1995 Raja pita Pita skate Western Indian Ocean. 46 TL
1923 Raja polystigma Speckled ray Northeast Atlantic 60 TL
1809 Raja radula Rough ray Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1959 Raja rondeleti Rondelet's ray Northeast Atlantic 50 TL
1977 Raja rouxi Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1951 Raja straeleni Spotted skate Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1921 Raja texana Roundel skate Western Central Atlantic 53 WD
1802 Raja undulata Undulate ray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1973 Raja velezi Velez ray Eastern Pacific 83 TL



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