Maltese skate

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Maltese skate
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rajidae
Genus: Leucoraja
Species: L. melitensis
Binomial name
Leucoraja melitensis
(R. S. Clark, 1926)

The Maltese skate or Maltese ray (Leucoraja melitensis) is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. It is found in Algeria, Italy, Malta, and Tunisia. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Sustainable consumption[edit]

In 2010, Greenpeace International added the Maltese skate (Leucoraja melitensis) to its seafood red list. "The Greenpeace International seafood red list is a list of fish that are commonly sold in supermarkets around the world, and which have a very high risk of being sourced from unsustainable fisheries."[1]

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