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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Rajella

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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rajella annandalei
[Annandale's skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Rajella barnardi
[Bigthorn skate]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Rajella bigelowi
[Bigelow's ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 32 cm WD

 
Rajella caudaspinosa
[Munchskin skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 56.1 cm TL

 
Rajella challengeri
[Challenger skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 39 cm WD

 
Rajella dissimilis
[Ghost skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 38.5 cm TL

 
Rajella eisenhardti
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Western Atlantic

Rajella fuliginea (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1954)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rajella fuliginea
[Sooty skate]



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

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



Northeast Atlantic

Rajella kukujevi (Dolganov, 1985)

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Rajella lintea
[Sailray]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Rajella purpuriventralis
[Purplebelly skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Rajella ravidula
[Smoothback skate]



Southeast Pacific

Rajella sadowskii (Krefft & Stehmann, 1974)

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



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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