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Leucoraja is a genus of hardnose skates in the family Rajidae, commonly known as the rough skates. They occur mostly on continental shelves and slopes in the north-western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the south-western Indian Ocean, and Australia.[1]

Leucoraja erinacea.jpg
Leucoraja erinacea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Leucoraja
Malm, 1877

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Cuckoo ray, Leucoraja naevus



  1. ^ Hamlett, W.C. (1999). Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes. JHU Press. ISBN 0-8018-6048-2.