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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Arhynchobatidae Softnose skates

Genus: Psammobatis

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Southwest Atlantic

Psammobatis bergi Marini, 1932

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Psammobatis bergi
[Blotched sand skate]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 27.6 cm TL
Psammobatis extenta (Garman, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Psammobatis extenta
[Zipper sand skate]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Psammobatis lentiginosa McEachran, 1983

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Psammobatis lentiginosa
[Freckled sand skate]



Southeast Pacific (Ref. 2

Psammobatis normani McEachran, 1983

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Psammobatis normani
[Shortfin sand skate]
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Psammobatis parvacauda
[Smalltail sand skate]



Southeast Pacific and Sou

Psammobatis rudis Günther, 1870

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Psammobatis rudis
[Smallthorn sand skate]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Psammobatis rutrum Jordan, 1891

Photo by Photo by Mabragaña, E.
 
Psammobatis rutrum
[Spade sand skate]



Southeast Pacific

Psammobatis scobina (Philippi, 1857)

Photo by Photo by Meneses, P.D.
 
Psammobatis scobina
[Raspthorn sand skate]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Psammobatis bergi Blotched sand skate Southwest Atlantic 1932
Psammobatis extenta Zipper sand skate Southwest Atlantic 27.6 TL 1913
Psammobatis lentiginosa Freckled sand skate Southwest Atlantic 49 TL 1983
Psammobatis normani Shortfin sand skate Southeast Pacific (Ref. 2 1983
Psammobatis parvacauda Smalltail sand skate Southwest Atlantic 1983
Psammobatis rudis Smallthorn sand skate Southeast Pacific and Sou 1870
Psammobatis rutrum Spade sand skate Southwest Atlantic 30 TL 1891
Psammobatis scobina Raspthorn sand skate Southeast Pacific 1857



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