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)=19) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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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]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

North Pacific
Max. Length 244 cm TL
Beringraja binoculata (Girard, 1855)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Beringraja binoculata
[Big skate]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Beringraja cortezensis (McEachran & Miyake, 1988)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Beringraja cortezensis
[Cortez skate]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Beringraja inornata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1881)

Photo by FAO
 
Beringraja inornata
[California skate]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Beringraja pulchra (Liu, 1932)

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Beringraja pulchra
[Mottled skate]

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Beringraja rhina (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Beringraja rhina
[Longnose skate]

Photo by Murch, A.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Beringraja stellulata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Beringraja stellulata
[Starry skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 29.4 cm TL
Breviraja claramaculata McEachran & Matheson, 1985

Photo by FAO
 
Breviraja claramaculata
[Brightspot skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Breviraja colesi Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948

Photo by FAO
 
Breviraja colesi
[Lightnose skate]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 45.1 cm TL
Breviraja marklei McEachran & Miyake, 1987

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Breviraja marklei
[Nova Scotia skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Breviraja mouldi McEachran & Matheson, 1995

Photo by FAO
 
Breviraja mouldi
[Blacknose skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Breviraja nigriventralis McEachran & Matheson, 1985

Photo by FAO
 
Breviraja nigriventralis
[Blackbelly skate]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 23.6 cm WD
Breviraja spinosa Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950

Photo by JAMARC
 
Breviraja spinosa
[Spinose skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Dactylobatus armatus Bean & Weed, 1909

Photo by FAO
 
Dactylobatus armatus
[Skilletskate]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 69 cm WD
Dactylobatus clarkii (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Dactylobatus clarkii
[Hookskate]

Photo by Kyne, P.M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Dentiraja australis (Macleay, 1884)

Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Dentiraja australis
[Sydney skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 66 cm TL

 
Dentiraja cerva
[Whitespotted skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 69.5 cm TL

 
Dentiraja confusa
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 36.7 cm TL

 
Dentiraja endeavouri
[Endeavour skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 49.1 cm TL

 
Dentiraja falloarga
[False Argus skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32.6 cm TL

 
Dentiraja flindersi
[Pygmy thornback skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 72.3 cm TL

 
Dentiraja healdi
[Heald’s skate]

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.

Eastern Indian Ocean to s
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
Dentiraja lemprieri
[Thornback skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55.7 cm TL

 
Dentiraja oculata
[]

Photo by Kyne, P.M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Dentiraja polyommata (Ogilby, 1910)

Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Dentiraja polyommata
[Argus skate]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 137.1 cm TL

 
Dipturus acrobelus
[Deepwater skate]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 89.7 cm TL

 
Dipturus amphispinus
[Ridgeback skate]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 76.5 cm TL

 
Dipturus apricus
[Pale tropical skate]

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 93.5 cm TL
Dipturus argentinensis Díaz de Astarloa, Mabragaña, Hanner & Figueroa, 2008

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.
 
Dipturus argentinensis
[Argentine skate]

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

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 285 cm TL
Dipturus batis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Dipturus batis
[Blue skate]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm WD
Dipturus bullisi (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Dipturus bullisi
[Bullis skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Dipturus campbelli (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus campbelli
[Blackspot skate]
No picture found
Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 90.4 cm TL

 
Dipturus canutus
[Grey skate]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Dipturus chinensis (Basilewsky, 1855)

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Dipturus chinensis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL

 
Dipturus crosnieri
[Madagascar skate]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 101.2 cm DL

 
Dipturus diehli
[Thorny tail skate]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 115 cm TL

 
Dipturus doutrei
[Violet skate]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL

 
Dipturus ecuadoriensis
[Ecuador skate]

Photo by INIDEP

Southeast Pacific

Dipturus flavirostris (Philippi, 1892)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Dipturus flavirostris
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Dipturus garricki (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus garricki
[San Blas skate]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 186 cm TL

 
Dipturus gigas
[Giant skate]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 64.1 cm TL

 
Dipturus grahami
[Graham’s skate]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 184 cm TL

 
Dipturus gudgeri
[Bight skate]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm TL
Dipturus innominatus (Garrick & Paul, 1974)

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Dipturus innominatus
[New Zealand smooth skate]
No picture found
NE Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm TL

 
Dipturus intermedius
[]

Photo by Mullasseri, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Dipturus johannisdavisi (Alcock, 1899)

Photo by Mullasseri, S.
 
Dipturus johannisdavisi
[Travancore skate]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 75.7 cm TL
Dipturus kwangtungensis (Chu, 1960)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dipturus kwangtungensis
[Kwangtung skate]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 163 cm TL
Dipturus laevis (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Dipturus laevis
[Barndoor skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 82 cm TL
Dipturus lanceorostratus (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus lanceorostratus
[Rattail skate]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Dipturus leptocauda (Krefft & Stehmann, 1975)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Dipturus leptocauda
[Thintail skate]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Dipturus macrocauda (Ishiyama, 1955)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dipturus macrocauda
[Bigtail skate]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 77.7 cm TL

 
Dipturus melanospilus
[Blacktip skate]

Photo by Gomes, U.L./Paragó, C.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 167 cm TL
Dipturus mennii Gomes & Paragó, 2001

Photo by Gomes, U.L./Paragó, C.
 
Dipturus mennii
[South Brazilian skate]

Photo by Mouritsen, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Dipturus nidarosiensis (Storm, 1881)

Photo by Mouritsen, R.
 
Dipturus nidarosiensis
[Norwegian skate]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Dipturus olseni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Dipturus olseni
[Spreadfin skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 144 cm TL
Dipturus oregoni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus oregoni
[Hooktail skate]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Dipturus oxyrinchus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus oxyrinchus
[Longnosed skate]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Dipturus pullopunctatus (Smith, 1964)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Dipturus pullopunctatus
[Slime skate]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 76.1 cm TL

 
Dipturus queenslandicus
[Queensland deepwater skate]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 192 cm TL
Dipturus springeri (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus springeri
[Roughbelly skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 101 cm TL
Dipturus stenorhynchus (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus stenorhynchus
[Prow-nose skate]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Dipturus teevani (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Dipturus teevani
[Prickly brown ray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 113 cm TL
Dipturus tengu (Jordan & Fowler, 1903)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dipturus tengu
[Acutenose skate]

Photo by Lloris, D.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 264 cm TL
Dipturus trachyderma (Krefft & Stehmann, 1975)

Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Dipturus trachyderma
[Ray]

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Western Pacific to Southw
Max. Length 128 cm TL
Dipturus wengi Séret & Last, 2008

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Dipturus wengi
[Weng’s skate]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 78.4 cm TL

 
Dipturus wuhanlingi
[China skate]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Hongeo koreana
[Korean skate]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Leucoraja caribbaea
[Maya skate]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Leucoraja circularis (Couch, 1838)

Photo by FAO
 
Leucoraja circularis
[Sandy ray]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 29.2 cm TL

 
Leucoraja compagnoi
[Tigertail skate]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Leucoraja erinacea (Mitchill, 1825)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Leucoraja erinacea
[Little skate]

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

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Leucoraja fullonica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Leucoraja fullonica
[Shagreen ray]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm WD
Leucoraja garmani (Whitley, 1939)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Leucoraja garmani
[Rosette skate]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Leucoraja lentiginosa (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Leucoraja lentiginosa
[Freckled skate]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL

 
Leucoraja leucosticta
[Whitedappled skate]

Photo by FAO

Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Leucoraja melitensis (Clark, 1926)

Photo by FAO
 
Leucoraja melitensis
[Maltese ray]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Leucoraja naevus (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Leucoraja naevus
[Cuckoo ray]

Photo by Sargent, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Leucoraja ocellata (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Sargent, P.
 
Leucoraja ocellata
[Winter skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40.1 cm TL

 
Leucoraja pristispina
[Sawback skate]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic

 
Leucoraja virginica
[Virginia skate]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Leucoraja wallacei (Hulley, 1970)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Leucoraja wallacei
[Yellowspotted skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Leucoraja yucatanensis (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Photo by FAO
 
Leucoraja yucatanensis
[Yucatan skate]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Malacoraja kreffti
[Krefft's ray]

Photo by Gomes, U.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Malacoraja obscura Carvalho, Gomes & Gadig, 2005

Photo by Gomes, U.L.
 
Malacoraja obscura
[]

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Malacoraja senta (Garman, 1885)

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Malacoraja senta
[Smooth skate]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Malacoraja spinacidermis
[Soft skate]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Neoraja africana
[West African pygmy skate]

Photo by MNHN

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Neoraja caerulea (Stehmann, 1976)

Photo by MNHN
 
Neoraja caerulea
[Blue ray]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 28.5 cm TL
Neoraja carolinensis McEachran & Stehmann, 1984

Photo by FAO
 
Neoraja carolinensis
[Carolina pygmy skate]

Photo by Stehmann, Séret, Costa & Baro

Northeastern Atlantic
Max. Length 32.7 cm TL
Neoraja iberica Stehmann, Séret, Costa & Baro, 2008

Photo by Stehmann, Séret, Costa & Baro
 
Neoraja iberica
[Iberian pygmy skate]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Neoraja stehmanni
[African pygmy skate]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific

Okamejei acutispina (Ishiyama, 1958)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Okamejei acutispina
[Sharpspine skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 49.5 cm TL

 
Okamejei arafurensis
[Arafura skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm
Okamejei boesemani (Ishihara, 1987)

Photo by FAO
 
Okamejei boesemani
[Boeseman's skate]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Okamejei cairae Last, Fahmi & Ishihara, 2010

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Okamejei cairae
[Borneo Sand Skate]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51.5 cm TL

 
Okamejei heemstrai
[East African skate]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Okamejei hollandi (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Okamejei hollandi
[Yellow-spotted skate]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Okamejei kenojei (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Okamejei kenojei
[Ocellate spot skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55.5 cm TL

 
Okamejei leptoura
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Okamejei meerdervoortii (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Okamejei meerdervoortii
[Bigeye skate]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Okamejei mengae
[]

Photo by Weigmann, S.

Northwestern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50.9 cm TL
Okamejei ornata Weigmann, Stehmann & Thiel, 2015

Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Okamejei ornata
[Ornate skate]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Okamejei philipi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Okamejei schmidti
[Browneye skate]

Photo by T. Krajangdara et al

Western Pacific
Max. Length 53.3 cm TL
Orbiraja jensenae (Last & Lim, 2010)

Photo by T. Krajangdara et al
 
Orbiraja jensenae
[Sulu Sea skate]

Photo by A. Biju Kumar

Northern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm WD
Orbiraja powelli (Alcock, 1898)

Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Orbiraja powelli
[Indian ring skate]

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]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm
Rajella annandalei (Weber, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Rajella annandalei
[Annandale's skate]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Rajella barnardi
[Bigthorn skate]

Photo by Treberg, J.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Rajella bathyphila (Holt & Byrne, 1908)

Photo by Treberg, J.
 
Rajella bathyphila
[Deep-water ray]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Rajella bigelowi (Stehmann, 1978)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Rajella bigelowi
[Bigelow's ray]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm WD

 
Rajella caudaspinosa
[Munchskin skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 56.1 cm TL

 
Rajella challengeri
[Challenger skate]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 39 cm WD

 
Rajella dissimilis
[Ghost skate]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 38.5 cm TL

 
Rajella eisenhardti
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic

Rajella fuliginea (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1954)

Photo by FAO
 
Rajella fuliginea
[Sooty skate]

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Rajella fyllae (Lütken, 1887)

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.
 
Rajella fyllae
[Round ray]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northeast Atlantic

Rajella kukujevi (Dolganov, 1985)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Rajella kukujevi
[Mid-Atlantic skate]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm WD
Rajella leoparda (von Bonde & Swart, 1923)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Rajella leoparda
[Leopard skate]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 123 cm TL
Rajella lintea (Fries, 1838)

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Rajella lintea
[Sailray]

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 27.3 cm TL
Rajella nigerrima (de Buen, 1960)

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Rajella nigerrima
[Blackish skate]

Photo by Weigmann, S.

Western Indian Ocean off
Max. Length 47.1 cm TL
Rajella paucispinosa Weigmann, Stehmann & Thiel, 2014

Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Rajella paucispinosa
[Sparsely-thorned skate]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 17.4 cm WD
Rajella purpuriventralis (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Rajella purpuriventralis
[Purplebelly skate]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Rajella ravidula
[Smoothback skate]

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Southeast Pacific

Rajella sadowskii (Krefft & Stehmann, 1974)

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Rajella sadowskii
[Brazilian skate]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm TL
Rostroraja alba (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Rostroraja alba
[White skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 200 cm TL

 
Spiniraja whitleyi
[Melbourne skate]

Photo by Johnny Labbe/Mauricio Ahumada

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 210 cm TL
Zearaja chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)

Photo by Johnny Labbe/Mauricio Ahumada
 
Zearaja chilensis
[Yellownose skate]

Photo by Gledhill, D.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Zearaja maugeana Last & Gledhill, 2007

Photo by Gledhill, D.
 
Zearaja maugeana
[Maugean skate]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 118 cm TL
Zearaja nasuta (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Zearaja nasuta
[New Zealand rough skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amblyraja badia Broad skate Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1899
Amblyraja doellojuradoi Southern thorny skate Southeast Pacific 69 TL 1935
Amblyraja frerichsi Thickbody skate Southwest Atlantic 91 TL 1968
Amblyraja georgiana Antarctic starry skate Southeast Pacific 115 TL 1938
Amblyraja hyperborea Arctic skate Northeast Atlantic 112 TL 1879
Amblyraja jenseni Shorttail skate Western Atlantic 85 TL 1950
Amblyraja radiata Starry ray Eastern Atlantic 105 TL 1808
Amblyraja reversa Reversed skate Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1906
Amblyraja robertsi Bigmouth skate Southeast Atlantic 77 TL 1970
Amblyraja taaf Whiteleg skate Indian Ocean 90 TL 1987
Beringraja binoculata Big skate North Pacific 244 TL 1855
Beringraja cortezensis Cortez skate Eastern Central Pacific 39 TL 1988
Beringraja inornata California skate Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1881
Beringraja pulchra Mottled skate Northwest Pacific 115 TL 1932
Beringraja rhina Longnose skate Eastern Pacific 180 TL 1880
Beringraja stellulata Starry skate Northeast Pacific 76 TL 1880
Breviraja claramaculata Brightspot skate Western Central Atlantic 29.4 TL 1985
Breviraja colesi Lightnose skate Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1948
Breviraja marklei Nova Scotia skate Northwest Atlantic 45.1 TL 1987
Breviraja mouldi Blacknose skate Western Central Atlantic 41 TL 1995
Breviraja nigriventralis Blackbelly skate Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1985
Breviraja spinosa Spinose skate Western Central Atlantic 23.6 WD 1950
Dactylobatus armatus Skilletskate Western Central Atlantic 32 TL 1909
Dactylobatus clarkii Hookskate Western Central Atlantic 69 WD 1958
Dentiraja australis Sydney skate Western Pacific 55 TL 1884
Dentiraja cerva Whitespotted skate Eastern Indian Ocean 66 TL 1939
Dentiraja confusa Eastern Indian Ocean and 69.5 TL 2008
Dentiraja endeavouri Endeavour skate Southwest Pacific 36.7 TL 2008
Dentiraja falloarga False Argus skate Eastern Indian Ocean 49.1 TL 2008
Dentiraja flindersi Pygmy thornback skate Eastern Indian Ocean 32.6 TL 2008
Dentiraja healdi Heald’s skate Eastern Indian Ocean 72.3 TL 2008
Dentiraja lemprieri Thornback skate Eastern Indian Ocean to s 55 TL 1845
Dentiraja oculata Eastern Indian Ocean 55.7 TL 2008
Dentiraja polyommata Argus skate Western Pacific 36 TL 1910
Dipturus acrobelus Deepwater skate Indo-West Pacific 137.1 TL 2008
Dipturus amphispinus Ridgeback skate Western Central Pacific 89.7 TL 2013
Dipturus apricus Pale tropical skate Western Central Pacific 76.5 TL 2008
Dipturus argentinensis Argentine skate Southwest Atlantic 93.5 TL 2008
Dipturus batis Blue skate Eastern Atlantic 285 TL 1758
Dipturus bullisi Bullis skate Western Central Atlantic 48 WD 1962
Dipturus campbelli Blackspot skate Western Indian Ocean 66 TL 1967
Dipturus canutus Grey skate Indo-west Pacific 90.4 TL 2008
Dipturus chinensis Northwest Pacific 68 TL 1855
Dipturus crosnieri Madagascar skate Western Indian Ocean 61 TL 1989
Dipturus diehli Thorny tail skate Southwest Atlantic 101.2 DL 2001
Dipturus doutrei Violet skate Eastern Central Atlantic 115 TL 1960
Dipturus ecuadoriensis Ecuador skate Southeast Pacific 39 TL 1941
Dipturus flavirostris Southeast Pacific 1892
Dipturus garricki San Blas skate Western Central Atlantic 107 TL 1958
Dipturus gigas Giant skate Northwest Pacific 186 TL 1958
Dipturus grahami Graham’s skate Southwest Pacific 64.1 TL 2008
Dipturus gudgeri Bight skate Indo-West Pacific 184 TL 1940
Dipturus innominatus New Zealand smooth skate Southwest Pacific 240 TL 1974
Dipturus intermedius NE Atlantic 230 TL 1837
Dipturus johannisdavisi Travancore skate Western Indian Ocean 54 TL 1899
Dipturus kwangtungensis Kwangtung skate Northwest Pacific 75.7 TL 1960
Dipturus laevis Barndoor skate Western Atlantic 163 TL 1818
Dipturus lanceorostratus Rattail skate Western Indian Ocean 82 TL 1967
Dipturus leptocauda Thintail skate Southwest Atlantic 67 TL 1975
Dipturus macrocauda Bigtail skate Northwest Pacific 120 TL 1955
Dipturus melanospilus Blacktip skate Western Pacific 77.7 TL 2008
Dipturus mennii South Brazilian skate Southwest Atlantic 167 TL 2001
Dipturus nidarosiensis Norwegian skate Eastern Atlantic 200 TL 1881
Dipturus olseni Spreadfin skate Western Central Atlantic 69 TL 1951
Dipturus oregoni Hooktail skate Western Central Atlantic 144 TL 1958
Dipturus oxyrinchus Longnosed skate Eastern Atlantic 150 TL 1758
Dipturus pullopunctatus Slime skate Southeast Atlantic 130 TL 1964
Dipturus queenslandicus Queensland deepwater skate Western Pacific 76.1 TL 2008
Dipturus springeri Roughbelly skate Southeast Atlantic and We 192 TL 1967
Dipturus stenorhynchus Prow-nose skate Western Indian Ocean 101 TL 1967
Dipturus teevani Prickly brown ray Western Atlantic 84 TL 1951
Dipturus tengu Acutenose skate Western Pacific 113 TL 1903
Dipturus trachyderma Ray Southwest Atlantic 264 TL 1975
Dipturus wengi Weng’s skate Western Pacific to Southw 128 TL 2008
Dipturus wuhanlingi China skate Northwest Pacific 78.4 TL 2008
Hongeo koreana Korean skate Northwest Pacific 76 TL 1997
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
Malacoraja kreffti Krefft's ray Northeast Atlantic 70 TL 1978
Malacoraja obscura Western Atlantic 68 TL 2005
Malacoraja senta Smooth skate Western Atlantic 61 TL 1885
Malacoraja spinacidermis Soft skate Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1923
Neoraja africana West African pygmy skate Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1983
Neoraja caerulea Blue ray Northeast Atlantic 30 TL 1976
Neoraja carolinensis Carolina pygmy skate Western Central Atlantic 28.5 TL 1984
Neoraja iberica Iberian pygmy skate Northeastern Atlantic 32.7 TL 2008
Neoraja stehmanni African pygmy skate Southeast Atlantic 35 TL 1972
Okamejei acutispina Sharpspine skate Western Pacific 1958
Okamejei arafurensis Arafura skate Eastern Indian Ocean 49.5 TL 2008
Okamejei boesemani Boeseman's skate Western Central Pacific 55 1987
Okamejei cairae Borneo Sand Skate Western Pacific 39 TL 2010
Okamejei heemstrai East African skate Western Indian Ocean 51.5 TL 1982
Okamejei hollandi Yellow-spotted skate Western Pacific 42 TL 1909
Okamejei kenojei Ocellate spot skate Northwest Pacific 57 TL 1841
Okamejei leptoura Eastern Indian Ocean 55.5 TL 2008
Okamejei meerdervoortii Bigeye skate Western Pacific 37 TL 1860
Okamejei mengae Northwest Pacific 2007
Okamejei ornata Ornate skate Northwestern Indian Ocean 50.9 TL 2015
Okamejei philipi Western Indian Ocean 1906
Okamejei schmidti Browneye skate Northwest Pacific 1958
Orbiraja jensenae Sulu Sea skate Western Pacific 53.3 TL 2010
Orbiraja powelli Indian ring skate Northern Indian Ocean 22 WD 1898
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
Rajella annandalei Annandale's skate Western Central Pacific 33 1913
Rajella barnardi Bigthorn skate Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1935
Rajella bathyphila Deep-water ray Eastern Atlantic 90 TL 1908
Rajella bigelowi Bigelow's ray Eastern Atlantic 55 TL 1978
Rajella caudaspinosa Munchskin skate Southeast Atlantic 32 WD 1923
Rajella challengeri Challenger skate Eastern Indian Ocean and 56.1 TL 2008
Rajella dissimilis Ghost skate Eastern Atlantic 39 WD 1970
Rajella eisenhardti Southeast Pacific 38.5 TL 1999
Rajella fuliginea Sooty skate Western Atlantic 1954
Rajella fyllae Round ray Northeast Atlantic 60 TL 1887
Rajella kukujevi Mid-Atlantic skate Northeast Atlantic 1985
Rajella leoparda Leopard skate Eastern Atlantic 65 WD 1923
Rajella lintea Sailray Northeast Atlantic 123 TL 1838
Rajella nigerrima Blackish skate Southeast Pacific 27.3 TL 1960
Rajella paucispinosa Sparsely-thorned skate Western Indian Ocean off 47.1 TL 2014
Rajella purpuriventralis Purplebelly skate Western Central Atlantic 17.4 WD 1962
Rajella ravidula Smoothback skate Southeast Atlantic 70 TL 1970
Rajella sadowskii Brazilian skate Southeast Pacific 1974
Rostroraja alba White skate Eastern Atlantic 230 TL 1803
Spiniraja whitleyi Melbourne skate Eastern Indian Ocean 200 TL 1938
Zearaja chilensis Yellownose skate Southeast Pacific and Sou 210 TL 1848
Zearaja maugeana Maugean skate Southwest Pacific 84 TL 2007
Zearaja nasuta New Zealand rough skate Southwest Pacific 118 TL 1841



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