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Raja africana


Raja africana was originally described as Raja africana by Capapé in 1977. It belongs to the family Rajidae and subfamily Arhynchobatinae. It is commonly known as African ray and is known Raie africaine in France, Raia-africana in Portugal, Raya africana in Spain, African ray in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Southwestern Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Mauritania.
Species   africana
AuthorWI   Capapé [C.]
AuthorNI   Capapé
Qualification   ---
Year   1977
Status   Valid
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Rajiformes Rajiformes
Family   Rajidae
Arhynchobatinae Arhynchobatinae
Genus   Raja
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Rajiformes
Family   Rajidae
Subfamily   Arhynchobatinae
Genus   Raja
Original Name   Raja        
Taxon Name   africana
Original Combination   Raja africana
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Raja africana
OriginalSubGenus   Raja
Original Author   Capapé
Original AuthorWI   Capapé [C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1977
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Arhynchobatinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Between Cap Blanc and Cap Vert off Mauritania, depth 200 meters.
Types   Paratypes: (4) whereabouts unknown.
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   MNHN 1977-0206
Journal   Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Tunis
Citation   v. 12
Page   69
Illustrations   Figs. 1-3

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Raja africana
Current Species   africana
Current Genus Raja
Current AuthorWI Capapé [C.]
Current AuthorNI   Capapé
Current Year   1977
Current Family Rajidae
Current Subfamily
Arhynchobatinae Arhynchobatinae

Habitat demersal        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found in shelf and slope waters, depending on seasonal lower bottom water temperatures. Feeds on crustaceans and bony fishes. Oviparous.
Depth Range From 50 to 400 meters.
Distribution Southwestern Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Mauritania.

Current Summary   Valid as Raja africana  Capapé 1977. Rajidae.
Name History   • Currently treated as valid as Raja africana  Capapé 1977 -- (Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:183 [ref. 13675], Stehmann 1990:37 [ref. 19316], Stehmann 1995:112 [ref. 22055], McEachran & Dunn 1998:285 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Psomadakis et al. 2012:15 [ref. 33457]).

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abyssicola Raja abyssicola Gilbert [C. H.] 1896Synonym
acanthiderma Raja acanthiderma Fowler [H. W.] 1947Synonym
acanthostyla Raja acanthostyla Philippi [R. A.] 1896Synonym
ackleyi Raja ackleyi Garman [S.] 1881Synonym
ackleyi Rostroraja ackleyi (Garman [S.] 1881)Valid
ackleyi ornata Raja ackleyi ornata Garman [S.] 1881Synonym
acus Raja acus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Synonym
acutispina Raja acutispina Ishiyama [R.] 1958Synonym
africana Raja africana Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Synonym
agassizi Raja agassizi (Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841)Valid
agassizi meta Raja agassizi meta Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1903--
agassizi picta Raja agassizi picta Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 19031°Homonym
agassizi ribeiroi Raja agassizi ribeiroi Fowler [H. W.] 1910Replacement name
agassizii Raja agassizii (Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841)Synonym
ajereba Raja ajereba Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Marcgravus) 1792Synonym
alba Raja alba Chiereghini [A. P.] in Nardo 1847Not available
alba Raja alba Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Synonym
albalinea Raja albalinea von Bonde [C.] & Swart [D. B.] 1923Synonym
albomaculata Raja albomaculata Norman [J. R.] 1937Synonym
aleutica Raja aleutica Gilbert [C. H.] 1896Synonym
alia Raja alia Garman [S.] 1899Uncertain
altavela Raja altavela Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
annandalei Raja annandalei Weber [M.] 1913Synonym
apteronota Raja apteronota Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802Uncertain
aquila Raja aquila Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
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