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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. 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
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Genus   Raja
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Rajiformes
Family   Rajidae
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   ---
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 ---

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 Rajidae
Current Subfamily
Urogymninae Urogymninae

Habitat brackish, marine.        
Water Brackish and Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Urogymnus asperrimus  (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Dasyatidae: Urogymninae.
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], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:58 [ref. 35264] as africanus with author as Fowler 1956, Weigmann 2016:141 [ref. 34211], Séret 2016:1418 [ref. 34545]).

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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.] 1881Valid
ackleyi ornata Raja ackleyi ornata Garman [S.] 1881Synonym
acus Raja acus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Synonym
acutispina Raja (Okamejei) acutispina Ishiyama [R.] 1958Synonym
acutispina Raja acutispina Ishiyama [R.] 1958Synonym
africana Raja africana Capapé [C.] 1977Valid
agassizi Raja agassizi (Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841)Synonym
agassizi meta Raja agassizi meta Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1903In family
agassizi picta Raja agassizi picta Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1903In family
agassizi ribeiroi Raja agassizi ribeiroi Fowler [H. W.] 1910In family
agassizii Raja agassizii (Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841)Synonym
ajereba Raja ajereba Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Marcgravus) 1792Synonym
alba Raja alba Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Synonym
alba Raja alba Chiereghini [A. P.] in Nardo 1847Synonym
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.] 1899Synonym
altavela Raja altavela Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
annandalei Raja annandalei Weber [M.] 1913Synonym
apteronota Raja apteronota Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802In family
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