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Raja alba

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Raja alba was originally described as Raja alba by Lacepède in 1803. It belongs to the family Rajidae and subfamily Arhynchobatinae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: British Isles to South Africa; southwestern Indian Ocean; 2006 record from off India.
Species   alba
AuthorWI   Lacepède [B. G. E.]
AuthorNI   Lacepède
Qualification   ---
Year   1803
Status   Synonym
Class  
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Order  
Rajiformes Rajiformes
Family   Rajidae
Subfamily  
Arhynchobatinae Arhynchobatinae
Genus   Raja
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Rajiformes
Family   Rajidae
Subfamily   Arhynchobatinae
Genus   Raja
Original Name   Raja        
Taxon Name   alba
Original Combination   Raja alba
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Raja alba
OriginalSubGenus   Raja
Original Author   Lacepède
Original AuthorWI   Lacepède [B. G. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1803
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Arhynchobatinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   France, La Manche/English Channel, northeastern Atlantic.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Séret & McEachran 1986:30 [ref. 9312].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types at MNHN
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 5
Page   661, 663
Illustrations   Pl. 20 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Rostroraja alba
Current Species   alba
Current Genus Rostroraja
Current AuthorWI Lacepède [B. G. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Lacepède
Current Year   1803
Current Family Rajidae
Current Subfamily
Arhynchobatinae Arhynchobatinae

Habitat demersal        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found in shelf and slope waters. Feeds on all kinds of bottom animals. Oviparous. Locally marketed in small numbers. Caught by shore and skiboat anglers (Ref. 5578).
Depth Range From 30 to 400 meters.
   
Distribution Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: British Isles to South Africa; southwestern Indian Ocean; 2006 record from off India.

Current Summary   Synonym of Rostroraja alba  (Lacepède 1803). Rajidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Raja alba  Lacepède 1803 -- (Stehmann 1973:66 [ref. 7168], Stehmann 1976:158 [ref. 7085], Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:193 [ref. 13675], Hulley 1986:119 [ref. 5672], Stehmann 1990:47 [ref. 19316], Compagno et al. 1991:107 [ref. 21083], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:92 [ref. 25472], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:92 [ref. 25472], Stehmann 1995:104 [ref. 22055]). • Valid as Rostroraja alba  (Lacepède 1803) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:285 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:24 [ref. 26753], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:81 [ref. 28072], Nair 2006:115 [ref. 29900], Fricke et al. 2007:19 [ref. 29533], Compagno & Ebert 2007:141 [ref. 30471]).

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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
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
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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