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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Rostroraja

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

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Rostroraja alba
[White skate]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Rostroraja eglanteria (Bosc, 1800)

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Rostroraja eglanteria
[Clearnose skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rostroraja alba White skate Eastern Atlantic 230 TL 1803
Rostroraja eglanteria Clearnose skate Western Atlantic 84 TL 1800



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