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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae Skates

Genus: Malacoraja

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4 species
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Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Malacoraja kreffti
[Krefft's ray]



Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Malacoraja obscura Carvalho, Gomes & Gadig, 2005

Photo by Photo by Gomes, U.L.
 
Malacoraja obscura
[Brazilian soft skate]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Malacoraja senta (Garman, 1885)

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Malacoraja senta
[Smooth skate]
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Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Malacoraja spinacidermis
[Soft skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Malacoraja kreffti Krefft's ray Northeast Atlantic 70 TL 1978
Malacoraja obscura Brazilian soft skate Southwestern Atlantic 68 TL 2005
Malacoraja senta Smooth skate Western Atlantic 71 TL 1885
Malacoraja spinacidermis Soft skate Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1923



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