SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=685) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Rajiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Sympterygia') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Elasmobranchii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Arhynchobatidae Skates

Genus: Sympterygia

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Photo by Vianna, M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 149.5 cm TL
Sympterygia acuta Garman, 1877

Photo by Vianna, M.
Sympterygia acuta
[Bignose fanskate]

Photo by Montealegre-Quijano, S.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 63 cm WD
Sympterygia bonapartii Müller & Henle, 1841

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Sympterygia bonapartii
[Smallnose fanskate]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Sympterygia brevicaudata (Cope, 1877)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
Sympterygia brevicaudata
[Shorttail fanskate]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Southeast Pacific

Sympterygia lima (Poeppig, 1835)

Photo by Reyes, P.
Sympterygia lima
[Filetail fanskate]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sympterygia acuta Bignose fanskate Southwest Atlantic 149.5 TL 1877
Sympterygia bonapartii Smallnose fanskate Southeast Pacific 63 WD 1841
Sympterygia brevicaudata Shorttail fanskate Southeast Pacific 38 TL 1877
Sympterygia lima Filetail fanskate Southeast Pacific 1835

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