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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Leucoraja

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16 species
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Leucoraja caribbaea
[Maya skate]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Leucoraja circularis (Couch, 1838)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Leucoraja circularis
[Sandy ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 51.7 cm TL

 
Leucoraja compagnoi
[Tigertail skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 33 cm TL

 
Leucoraja elaineae
[Elaine’s skate]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Leucoraja erinacea (Mitchill, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Leucoraja erinacea
[Little skate]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Leucoraja fullonica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Leucoraja fullonica
[Shagreen ray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Leucoraja garmani (Whitley, 1939)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Leucoraja garmani
[Rosette skate]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Leucoraja lentiginosa (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Leucoraja lentiginosa
[Freckled skate]
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Max. Length 80 cm TL

 
Leucoraja leucosticta
[Whitedappled skate]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Leucoraja melitensis (Clark, 1926)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Leucoraja melitensis
[Maltese ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 81 cm TL
Leucoraja naevus (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Leucoraja naevus
[Cuckoo ray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 113 cm TL
Leucoraja ocellata (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Sargent, P.
 
Leucoraja ocellata
[Winter skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 40.1 cm TL

 
Leucoraja pristispina
[Sawback skate]
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Leucoraja virginica
[Virginia skate]



Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Leucoraja wallacei (Hulley, 1970)

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Leucoraja wallacei
[Yellowspotted skate]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Leucoraja yucatanensis (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Leucoraja yucatanensis
[Yucatan skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Leucoraja caribbaea Maya skate Western Atlantic 1977
Leucoraja circularis Sandy ray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL 1838
Leucoraja compagnoi Tigertail skate Southeast Atlantic 51.7 TL 1995
Leucoraja elaineae Elaine’s skate Western Indian Ocean 33 TL 2019
Leucoraja erinacea Little skate Western Atlantic 62 TL 1825
Leucoraja fullonica Shagreen ray Eastern Atlantic 120 TL 1758
Leucoraja garmani Rosette skate Western Atlantic 57 TL 1939
Leucoraja lentiginosa Freckled skate Western Central Atlantic 44 TL 1951
Leucoraja leucosticta Whitedappled skate Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1971
Leucoraja melitensis Maltese ray Mediterranean Sea 52 TL 1926
Leucoraja naevus Cuckoo ray Eastern Atlantic 81 TL 1841
Leucoraja ocellata Winter skate Western Atlantic 113 TL 1815
Leucoraja pristispina Sawback skate Eastern Indian Ocean 40.1 TL 2008
Leucoraja virginica Virginia skate Northwest Atlantic 1977
Leucoraja wallacei Yellowspotted skate Southeast Atlantic and We 100 TL 1970
Leucoraja yucatanensis Yucatan skate Western Central Atlantic 30 TL 1950



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