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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRajidae 
AphiaID: 105711

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBatoidea (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRajiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRajiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorskates  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorskatefamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorskatefamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoregentliga rockor  [details]
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taxa (31)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmblyraja Malm, 1877
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBreviraja Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCruriraja Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDactylobatus Bean & Weed, 1909
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDentiraja
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFenestraja McEachran & Compagno, 1982
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGurgesiella
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHongeo
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucoraja Malm, 1877
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacoraja Stehmann, 1970
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoraja McEachran & Compagno, 1982
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkamejei Ishiyama, 1958
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRajella Stehmann, 1970
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRostroraja
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZearaja Whitley, 1939

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArctoraja accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyraja
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBatis Bonaparte, 1838 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephaleutherus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrurirja accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCruriraja Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDactilobatus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDactylobatus Bean & Weed, 1909
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDasybatus Bonaparte, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHieroptera accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiobatus Klein, 1775 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAetobatus de Blainville, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacorhina accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammobatis Günther, 1870
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPropterygia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammobatus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammobatis Günther, 1870
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaya accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpiniraja Whitley, 1939 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUraptera accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRioraja
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Benthic rays occurring in all oceans, from Arctic to Antarctic waters and from shallow coastal shelfs to abyssal regions; rare in tropical shallow waters or near coral reefs; some species enter brackish waters. Disc quadrangular to rhomboidal. Mouth transversed to arched, with numerous teeth. Five pairs of ventral gill slits. Tail very slender, with lateral folds, usually 2 reduced dorsal fins and a reduced caudal fin. Electric organs weak, developed from caudal muscles. Skin prickly in most species, the prickles often in a row along midline of dorsal. Oviparous; eggs in a horny capsule with four long tips. Skates feed on other benthic organisms. Skate wings are considered good eating.  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105711
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Rajidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105711 on 2014-10-21
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