Maltese skate

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

The Maltese skate (Leucoraja melitensis), or Maltese ray, is a species of fish in the family Rajidae. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of 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]