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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Amblyraja

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Amblyraja badia (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Amblyraja badia
[Broad skate]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Amblyraja doellojuradoi (Pozzi, 1935)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Amblyraja doellojuradoi
[Southern thorny skate]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Amblyraja frerichsi (Krefft, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Amblyraja frerichsi
[Thickbody skate]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Amblyraja georgiana (Norman, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Amblyraja georgiana
[Antarctic starry skate]



Arctic
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Amblyraja hyperborea (Collett, 1879)

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Amblyraja hyperborea
[Arctic skate]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Amblyraja jenseni (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Amblyraja jenseni
[Shorttail skate]



North Atlantic and adjace
Max. Length 105 cm TL
Amblyraja radiata (Donovan, 1808)

Photo by Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Amblyraja radiata
[Starry ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Amblyraja reversa
[Reversed skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 77 cm TL

 
Amblyraja robertsi
[Bigmouth skate]
No picture found

Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Amblyraja taaf
[Whiteleg skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amblyraja badia Broad skate Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1899
Amblyraja doellojuradoi Southern thorny skate Southeast Pacific 69 TL 1935
Amblyraja frerichsi Thickbody skate Southwest Atlantic 91 TL 1968
Amblyraja georgiana Antarctic starry skate Southeast Pacific 115 TL 1938
Amblyraja hyperborea Arctic skate Arctic 112 TL 1879
Amblyraja jenseni Shorttail skate Western Atlantic 85 TL 1950
Amblyraja radiata Starry ray North Atlantic and adjace 105 TL 1808
Amblyraja reversa Reversed skate Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1906
Amblyraja robertsi Bigmouth skate Southeast Atlantic 77 TL 1970
Amblyraja taaf Whiteleg skate Indian Ocean 90 TL 1987



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