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

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Cuckoo ray, Leucoraja naevus

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



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