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Family: Rajidae Skates



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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

Amblyraja doellojuradoi (Pozzi, 1935)

Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Amblyraja doellojuradoi
[Southern thorny skate]

Photo by Meneses, P.D.

Southeast Pacific

Amblyraja frerichsi (Krefft, 1968)

Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Amblyraja frerichsi
[Thickbody skate]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Amblyraja georgiana (Norman, 1938)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Amblyraja georgiana
[Antarctic starry skate]

Photo by DESCNA

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 106 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

 
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 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]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Cruriraja andamanica
[Andaman leg skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Cruriraja atlantis Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948

Photo by FAO
 
Cruriraja atlantis
[Cuban legskate]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Cruriraja cadenati
[Broadfoot leg skate]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Cruriraja durbanensis (von Bonde & Swart, 1923)

Photo by SFSA
 
Cruriraja durbanensis
[Smoothnose legskate]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 59.4 cm TL

 
Cruriraja hulleyi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Cruriraja parcomaculata (von Bonde & Swart, 1923)

Photo by SFSA
 
Cruriraja parcomaculata
[Roughnose legskate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32.8 cm TL
Cruriraja poeyi Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948

Photo by FAO
 
Cruriraja poeyi
[Cuban leg skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Cruriraja rugosa Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958

Photo by FAO
 
Cruriraja rugosa
[Rough leg 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 Günther, A.C.L.G.

Eastern Indian Ocean to s
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Dentiraja lemprieri (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
Dentiraja lemprieri
[Thornback skate]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 137.1 cm TL

 
Dipturus acrobelus
[Deepwater skate]
No picture found
Western 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 Kyne, P.M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Dipturus australis (Macleay, 1884)

Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Dipturus australis
[Sydney 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]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Dipturus cerva
[White-spotted skate]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 69.5 cm TL

 
Dipturus confusus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

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

 
Dipturus diehli
[Thorny tail skate]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Dipturus doutrei
[Violet skate]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Dipturus ecuadoriensis
[Ecuador skate]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 36.7 cm TL

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

 
Dipturus falloargus
[False Argus skate]

Photo by INIDEP

Southeast Pacific

Dipturus flavirostris (Philippi, 1892)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Dipturus flavirostris
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32.6 cm TL

 
Dipturus flindersi
[Pygmy thornback skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Dipturus garricki (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1958)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus garricki
[San Blas skate]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL

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

 
Dipturus grahami
[Graham’s skate]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL

 
Dipturus gudgeri
[Greenback skate]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 72.3 cm TL

 
Dipturus healdi
[Heald’s 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
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm WD

 
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 152 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 160 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]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55.7 cm TL

 
Dipturus oculus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Dipturus olseni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)

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

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

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 Kyne, P.M.

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

Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Dipturus polyommata
[Argus skate]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 94 cm WD
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 160 cm TL
Dipturus springeri (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus springeri
[Roughbelly skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Dipturus stenorhynchus (Wallace, 1967)

Photo by FAO
 
Dipturus stenorhynchus
[Prow-nose skate]

Photo by JAMARC

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

Photo by JAMARC
 
Dipturus teevani
[Prickly brown ray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Dipturus tengu (Jordan & Fowler, 1903)

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

Photo by Lloris, D.

Southwest Atlantic

Dipturus trachyderma (Krefft & Stehmann, 1975)

Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Dipturus trachyderma
[Ray]

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Western Pacific
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
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 170 cm TL

 
Dipturus whitleyi
[Wedgenose skate]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 78.4 cm TL

 
Dipturus wuhanlingi
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Fenestraja atripinna (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Photo by FAO
 
Fenestraja atripinna
[Blackfin pygmy skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Fenestraja cubensis (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Photo by FAO
 
Fenestraja cubensis
[Cuban pygmy skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Fenestraja ishiyamai (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962)

Photo by FAO
 
Fenestraja ishiyamai
[Plain pygmy skate]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Fenestraja maceachrani
[Madagascar pygmy skate]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.

 
Fenestraja mamillidens
[Prickly skate]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25.3 cm TL
Fenestraja plutonia (Garman, 1881)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Fenestraja plutonia
[Pluto skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm
Fenestraja sibogae (Weber, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Fenestraja sibogae
[Siboga skate]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL
Fenestraja sinusmexicanus (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Photo by FAO
 
Fenestraja sinusmexicanus
[Gulf skate]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Gurgesiella atlantica (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1962)

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Gurgesiella atlantica
[Atlantic pygmy skate]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Gurgesiella dorsalifera McEachran & Compagno, 1980

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Gurgesiella dorsalifera
[Onefin skate]

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Gurgesiella furvescens de Buen, 1959

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Gurgesiella furvescens
[Dusky finless 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]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 68 cm TL

 
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]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
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]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL

 
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 T. Krajangdara et al

Western Pacific
Max. Length 53.3 cm TL
Okamejei jensenae Last & Lim, 2010

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

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm NG
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
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Okamejei philipi
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Okamejei pita
[Pita skate]

Photo by A. Biju Kumar

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

Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Okamejei powelli
[Indian ringed skate]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Okamejei schmidti
[Browneye 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 Gotshall, D.W.

North Pacific
Max. Length 244 cm TL
Raja binoculata Girard, 1855

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Raja binoculata
[Big 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 Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific

Raja chinensis Basilewsky, 1855

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Raja chinensis
[]

Photo by Stergiou, K.I.

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

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

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 35.8 cm TL
Raja cortezensis McEachran & Miyake, 1988

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

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 FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Raja inornata Jordan & Gilbert, 1881

Photo by FAO
 
Raja inornata
[California 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 86 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 80 cm TL
Raja montagui Fowler, 1910

Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Raja montagui
[Spotted ray]

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 Yang, N.-S.

Western Pacific

Raja pulchra Liu, 1932

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

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 Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Raja rhina Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

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

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
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Raja stellulata
[Starry skate]

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 Christie, B.L.

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

Photo by Christie, B.L.
 
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
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 leopardus (von Bonde & Swart, 1923)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Rajella leopardus
[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 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 FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Rostroraja alba
[White skate]

Photo by Johnny Labbe/Mauricio Ahumada

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 42 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
[Maugeaen 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]
176 Species of Family Rajidae
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1899 Amblyraja badia Broad skate Eastern Pacific 100 TL
1935 Amblyraja doellojuradoi Southern thorny skate Southeast Pacific
1968 Amblyraja frerichsi Thickbody skate Southeast Pacific
1938 Amblyraja georgiana Antarctic starry skate Southeast Pacific 100 TL
1879 Amblyraja hyperborea Arctic skate Northeast Atlantic 106 TL
1950 Amblyraja jenseni Shorttail skate Western Atlantic 85 TL
1808 Amblyraja radiata Starry ray Eastern Atlantic 105 TL
1906 Amblyraja reversa Reversed skate Western Indian Ocean
1970 Amblyraja robertsi Bigmouth skate Southeast Atlantic 77 TL
1987 Amblyraja taaf Whiteleg skate Indian Ocean 90 TL
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
1909 Cruriraja andamanica Andaman leg skate Indian Ocean
1948 Cruriraja atlantis Cuban legskate Western Central Atlantic
1962 Cruriraja cadenati Broadfoot leg skate Western Central Atlantic
1923 Cruriraja durbanensis Smoothnose legskate Southeast Atlantic 31 TL
2010 Cruriraja hulleyi Southeast Atlantic 59.4 TL
1923 Cruriraja parcomaculata Roughnose legskate Western Indian Ocean 55 TL
1948 Cruriraja poeyi Cuban leg skate Western Central Atlantic 32.8 TL
1958 Cruriraja rugosa Rough leg skate Western Central Atlantic
1909 Dactylobatus armatus Skilletskate Western Central Atlantic 32 TL
1958 Dactylobatus clarkii Hookskate Western Central Atlantic 69 WD
1845 Dentiraja lemprieri Thornback skate Eastern Indian Ocean to s 52 TL
2008 Dipturus acrobelus Deepwater skate Indo-West Pacific 137.1 TL
2008 Dipturus apricus Pale tropical skate Western Pacific 76.5 TL
2008 Dipturus argentinensis Argentine skate Southwest Atlantic 93.5 TL
1884 Dipturus australis Sydney skate Western Pacific 50 TL
1758 Dipturus batis Blue skate Eastern Atlantic 285 TL
1962 Dipturus bullisi Bullis skate Western Central Atlantic 48 WD
1967 Dipturus campbelli Blackspot skate Western Indian Ocean 66 TL
2008 Dipturus canutus Grey skate Indo-west Pacific 90.4 TL
1939 Dipturus cerva White-spotted skate Eastern Indian Ocean 60 TL
2008 Dipturus confusus Indo-West Pacific 69.5 TL
1989 Dipturus crosnieri Madagascar skate Western Indian Ocean
2001 Dipturus diehli Thorny tail skate Southwest Atlantic 101.2 DL
1960 Dipturus doutrei Violet skate Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1941 Dipturus ecuadoriensis Ecuador skate Southeast Pacific
2008 Dipturus endeavouri Endeavour skate Western Pacific 36.7 TL
2008 Dipturus falloargus False Argus skate Eastern Indian Ocean 49.1 TL
1892 Dipturus flavirostris Southeast Pacific
2008 Dipturus flindersi Pygmy thornback skate Eastern Indian Ocean 32.6 TL
1958 Dipturus garricki San Blas skate Western Central Atlantic 100 TL
1958 Dipturus gigas Giant skate Western Pacific 140 TL
2008 Dipturus grahami Graham’s skate Western Pacific 64.1 TL
1940 Dipturus gudgeri Greenback skate Indo-West Pacific 140 TL
2008 Dipturus healdi Heald’s skate Eastern Indian Ocean 72.3 TL
1974 Dipturus innominatus New Zealand smooth skate Southwest Pacific 240 TL
1899 Dipturus johannisdavisi Travancore skate Western Indian Ocean 23 WD
1960 Dipturus kwangtungensis Kwangtung skate Northwest Pacific 75.7 TL
1818 Dipturus laevis Barndoor skate Western Atlantic 152 TL
1967 Dipturus lanceorostratus Rattail skate Western Indian Ocean 82 TL
1975 Dipturus leptocauda Thintail skate Southwest Atlantic 67 TL
1955 Dipturus macrocauda Bigtail skate Northwest Pacific 120 TL
2008 Dipturus melanospilus Blacktip skate Western Pacific 77.7 TL
2001 Dipturus mennii South Brazilian skate Southwest Atlantic 160 TL
1881 Dipturus nidarosiensis Norwegian skate Eastern Atlantic 200 TL
2008 Dipturus oculus Eastern Indian Ocean 55.7 TL
1951 Dipturus olseni Spreadfin skate Western Central Atlantic 60 TL
1958 Dipturus oregoni Hooktail skate Western Central Atlantic
1758 Dipturus oxyrinchus Longnosed skate Eastern Atlantic 150 TL
1910 Dipturus polyommata Argus skate Western Pacific 36 TL
1964 Dipturus pullopunctatus Slime skate Southeast Atlantic 94 WD
2008 Dipturus queenslandicus Queensland deepwater skate Western Pacific 76.1 TL
1967 Dipturus springeri Roughbelly skate Southeast Atlantic and We 160 TL
1967 Dipturus stenorhynchus Prow-nose skate Western Indian Ocean 90 TL
1951 Dipturus teevani Prickly brown ray Western Atlantic 84 WD
1903 Dipturus tengu Acutenose skate Western Pacific 100 TL
1975 Dipturus trachyderma Ray Southwest Atlantic
2008 Dipturus wengi Weng’s skate Western Pacific 128 TL
1938 Dipturus whitleyi Wedgenose skate Eastern Indian Ocean 170 TL
2008 Dipturus wuhanlingi Asia 78.4 TL
1950 Fenestraja atripinna Blackfin pygmy skate Western Central Atlantic
1950 Fenestraja cubensis Cuban pygmy skate Western Central Atlantic 22 TL
1962 Fenestraja ishiyamai Plain pygmy skate Western Central Atlantic
1989 Fenestraja maceachrani Madagascar pygmy skate Western Indian Ocean
1889 Fenestraja mamillidens Prickly skate Indian Ocean.
1881 Fenestraja plutonia Pluto skate Western Central Atlantic 25.3 TL
1913 Fenestraja sibogae Siboga skate Western Central Pacific 31
1950 Fenestraja sinusmexicanus Gulf skate Western Central Atlantic 37.5 TL
1962 Gurgesiella atlantica Atlantic pygmy skate Western Atlantic 50 TL
1980 Gurgesiella dorsalifera Onefin skate Southwest Atlantic 53 TL
1959 Gurgesiella furvescens Dusky finless skate Southeast Pacific 52 TL
1997 Hongeo koreana Korean skate Northwest Pacific 76 TL
1977 Leucoraja caribbaea Maya skate Western Atlantic
1838 Leucoraja circularis Sandy ray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL
1995 Leucoraja compagnoi Tigertail skate Southeast Atlantic 29.2 TL
1825 Leucoraja erinacea Little skate Western Atlantic 54 TL
1758 Leucoraja fullonica Shagreen ray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL
1939 Leucoraja garmani Rosette skate Western Atlantic 26 WD
1951 Leucoraja lentiginosa Freckled skate Western Central Atlantic 43 TL
1971 Leucoraja leucosticta Whitedappled skate Eastern Atlantic 80 TL
1926 Leucoraja melitensis Maltese ray Mediterranean Sea 50 TL
1841 Leucoraja naevus Cuckoo ray Eastern Atlantic 71 TL
1815 Leucoraja ocellata Winter skate Western Atlantic 110 TL
2008 Leucoraja pristispina Sawback skate Eastern Indian Ocean 40.1 TL
1977 Leucoraja virginica Virginia skate Northwest Atlantic
1970 Leucoraja wallacei Yellowspotted skate Southeast Atlantic and We 100 TL
1950 Leucoraja yucatanensis Yucatan skate Western Central Atlantic
1978 Malacoraja kreffti Krefft's ray Northeast Atlantic 70 TL
2005 Malacoraja obscura Western Atlantic 68 TL
1885 Malacoraja senta Smooth skate Western Atlantic 61 TL
1923 Malacoraja spinacidermis Soft skate Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1983 Neoraja africana West African pygmy skate Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1976 Neoraja caerulea Blue ray Northeast Atlantic 30 TL
1984 Neoraja carolinensis Carolina pygmy skate Western Central Atlantic 28.5 TL
2008 Neoraja iberica Iberian pygmy skate Northeastern Atlantic 32.7 TL
1972 Neoraja stehmanni African pygmy skate Southeast Atlantic 35 TL
1958 Okamejei acutispina Sharpspine skate Western Pacific
2008 Okamejei arafurensis Arafura skate Eastern Indian Ocean 49.5 TL
1987 Okamejei boesemani Boeseman's skate Western Central Pacific 55
2010 Okamejei cairae Borneo Sand Skate Western Pacific 39 TL
1982 Okamejei heemstrai East African skate Western Indian Ocean 51.5 TL
1909 Okamejei hollandi Yellow-spotted skate Western Pacific 42 TL
2010 Okamejei jensenae Sulu Sea skate Western Pacific 53.3 TL
1841 Okamejei kenojei Ocellate spot skate Northwest Pacific 34 NG
2008 Okamejei leptoura Eastern Indian Ocean 55.5 TL
1860 Okamejei meerdervoortii Bigeye skate Western Pacific 37 TL
2007 Okamejei mengae Northwest Pacific
1906 Okamejei philipi Western Indian Ocean
1995 Okamejei pita Pita skate Western Indian Ocean. 46 TL
1898 Okamejei powelli Indian ringed skate Indian Ocean 22 WD
1958 Okamejei schmidti Browneye skate Northwest Pacific
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
1855 Raja binoculata Big skate North Pacific 244 TL
1871 Raja brachyura Blonde ray Eastern Atlantic 125 TL
1964 Raja cervigoni Finspot ray Western Central Atlantic 50 WD
1855 Raja chinensis Northwest Pacific
1758 Raja clavata Thornback ray Eastern Atlantic 139 TL
1988 Raja cortezensis Cortez skate Eastern Central Pacific 35.8 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
1881 Raja inornata California skate Eastern Pacific 76 TL
1838 Raja maderensis Madeiran ray Eastern Atlantic 85 TL
1818 Raja microocellata Small-eyed ray Eastern Atlantic 86 TL
1758 Raja miraletus Brown ray Eastern Atlantic 63 TL
1910 Raja montagui Spotted ray Eastern Atlantic 80 TL
1923 Raja polystigma Speckled ray Northeast Atlantic 60 TL
1932 Raja pulchra Mottled skate Western Pacific
1809 Raja radula Rough ray Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1880 Raja rhina Longnose skate Eastern Pacific 180 TL
1959 Raja rondeleti Rondelet's ray Northeast Atlantic 50 TL
1977 Raja rouxi Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1880 Raja stellulata Starry skate North Pacific 76 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
1913 Rajella annandalei Annandale's skate Western Central Pacific 33
1935 Rajella barnardi Bigthorn skate Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1908 Rajella bathyphila Deep-water ray Eastern Atlantic 90 TL
1978 Rajella bigelowi Bigelow's ray Eastern Atlantic 55 TL
1923 Rajella caudaspinosa Munchskin skate Southeast Atlantic 32 WD
2008 Rajella challengeri Challenger skate Eastern Indian Ocean 56.1 TL
1970 Rajella dissimilis Ghost skate Eastern Atlantic 39 WD
1999 Rajella eisenhardti Southeast Pacific 38.5 TL
1954 Rajella fuliginea Sooty skate Western Atlantic
1887 Rajella fyllae Round ray Northeast Atlantic 60 TL
1985 Rajella kukujevi Mid-Atlantic skate Northeast Atlantic
1923 Rajella leopardus Leopard skate Eastern Atlantic 65 WD
1838 Rajella lintea Sailray Northeast Atlantic 123 TL
1960 Rajella nigerrima Blackish skate Southeast Pacific 27.3 TL
1962 Rajella purpuriventralis Purplebelly skate Western Central Atlantic 17.4 WD
1970 Rajella ravidula Smoothback skate Southeast Atlantic 70 TL
1974 Rajella sadowskii Brazilian skate Southeast Pacific
1803 Rostroraja alba White skate Eastern Atlantic 230 TL
1848 Zearaja chilensis Yellownose skate Southeast Pacific and Sou 42 TL
2007 Zearaja maugeana Maugeaen skate Southwest Pacific 84 TL
1841 Zearaja nasuta New Zealand rough skate Southwest Pacific 118 TL



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