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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Arhynchobatidae Softnose skates

Genus: Atlantoraja

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 132 cm TL
Atlantoraja castelnaui (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Atlantoraja castelnaui
[Spotback skate]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 78.9 cm TL
Atlantoraja cyclophora (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Atlantoraja cyclophora
[Eyespot skate]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 81.6 cm TL
Atlantoraja platana (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Atlantoraja platana
[La Plata skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atlantoraja castelnaui Spotback skate Southwest Atlantic 132 TL 1907
Atlantoraja cyclophora Eyespot skate Western Atlantic 78.9 TL 1903
Atlantoraja platana La Plata skate Southeast Atlantic 81.6 TL 1880



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