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Raja africana

Bloch & Schneider

Raja africana was originally described as Raja africana by Bloch & Schneider in 1801. It belongs to the family Rajidae and subfamily Arhynchobatinae. It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   africana
AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
AuthorNI   Bloch & Schneider
Qualification   ---
Year   1801
Status   Synonym
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   Bloch & Schneider
Original AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1801
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Arhynchobatinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Guinea, West Africa (?).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Paepke & Schmidt 1988:177 [ref. 21041], Paepke 1999:75 [ref. 24282].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ZMB 7837 (dry skin, partial specimen)
Journal   Systema Ichthyol.
Page   367

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Urogymnus asperrimus
Current Species   asperrimus
Current Genus Urogymnus
Current AuthorWI Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
Current AuthorNI   Bloch & Schneider
Current Year   1801
Current Family Dasyatidae
Current Subfamily
Urogymninae Urogymninae

Water Brackish and Salt water
Distribution ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Urogymnus asperrimus  (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Dasyatidae.
Name History   • Valid as Urogymnus africanus  (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Compagno & Roberts 1984:285 [ref. 8237], Dor 1984:19 [ref. 29757], Paxton et al. 1989:43 [ref. 12442], Séret in Lévêque et al. 1990:74 [ref. 21589], Randall et al. 1990:30 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:6 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:47 [ref. 22896] with asperrimus  a synonym, Randall et al. 1997:30 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:39 [ref. 23965], Myers & Donaldson 2003:610 [ref. 27495]). • Possible synonym of Urogymnus asperrimus  (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Compagno 1986:141 [ref. 5648]). • Synonym of Urogymnus asperrimus  (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Capapé & Desoutter 1990:63 [ref. 19317], Last & Stevens 1994:415 [ref. 23873], Last & Compagno 1999:1497 [ref. 24639], Bonfil & Abdallah 2004:52 [ref. 27735], Randall 2005:20 [ref. 28239], Compagno et al. 2005:76 [ref. 29145], Paxton et al. 2006:196 [ref. 28995]).

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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 Capapé [C.] 1977Valid
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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