Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Rajella

(See list of species below)



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18 species
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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 75 TL 1935
Rajella bathyphila Deep-water ray North Atlantic and adjace 90 TL 1908
Rajella bigelowi Bigelow's ray Eastern Atlantic 55 TL 1978
Rajella caudaspinosa Munchskin skate Southeast Atlantic 65.1 TL 1923
Rajella challengeri Challenger skate Eastern Indian Ocean and 56.1 TL 2008
Rajella dissimilis Ghost skate Eastern Atlantic 82.3 TL 1970
Rajella eisenhardti Galapagos grey skate Southeast Pacific 38.5 TL 1999
Rajella fuliginea Sooty skate Western Atlantic 45 TL 1954
Rajella fyllae Round ray North Atlantic and adjac 60 TL 1887
Rajella kukujevi Mid-Atlantic skate Eastern Atlantic 84 TL 1985
Rajella leoparda Leopard skate Eastern Atlantic 95 TL 1923
Rajella lintea Sailray North Atlantic Ocean and 125 TL 1838
Rajella nigerrima Blackish skate Southeast Pacific 45.7 TL 1960
Rajella paucispinosa Sparsely-thorned skate Western Indian Ocean off 47.1 TL 2014
Rajella purpuriventralis Purplebelly skate Western Central Atlantic 50 TL 1962
Rajella ravidula Smoothback skate Southeast Atlantic 79.2 TL 1970
Rajella sadowskii Brazilian skate Southeast Pacific 75 TL 1974



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