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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Breviraja

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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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

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

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]
6 Species of Family Rajidae with Genus Breviraja
(Skates)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1985 Breviraja claramaculata Brightspot skate Western Central Atlantic 29.4 TL
1948 Breviraja colesi Lightnose skate Western Central Atlantic
1987 Breviraja marklei Nova Scotia skate Northwest Atlantic 45.1 TL
1995 Breviraja mouldi Blacknose skate Western Central Atlantic
1985 Breviraja nigriventralis Blackbelly skate Western Central Atlantic 40 TL
1950 Breviraja spinosa Spinose skate Western Central Atlantic 23.6 WD



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