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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Breviraja

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 29.4 cm TL
Breviraja claramaculata McEachran & Matheson, 1985

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Breviraja claramaculata
[Brightspot skate]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Breviraja colesi Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948

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Breviraja colesi
[Lightnose skate]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 45.1 cm TL
Breviraja marklei McEachran & Miyake, 1987

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Breviraja marklei
[Nova Scotia skate]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Breviraja mouldi McEachran & Matheson, 1995

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Breviraja mouldi
[Blacknose skate]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Breviraja nigriventralis McEachran & Matheson, 1985

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Breviraja nigriventralis
[Blackbelly skate]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 23.6 cm WD
Breviraja spinosa Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950

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Breviraja spinosa
[Spinose skate]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Breviraja claramaculata Brightspot skate Western Central Atlantic 29.4 TL 1985
Breviraja colesi Lightnose skate Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1948
Breviraja marklei Nova Scotia skate Northwest Atlantic 45.1 TL 1987
Breviraja mouldi Blacknose skate Western Central Atlantic 41 TL 1995
Breviraja nigriventralis Blackbelly skate Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1985
Breviraja spinosa Spinose skate Western Central Atlantic 23.6 WD 1950



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