(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.
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."
- Ungaro, N., Serena, F., Dulvy, N.K., Tinti, F., Bertozzi, M., Pasolini, P., Mancusi, C., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G. & participants of SSC Shark SG Mediterranean workshop 2006. Leucoraja melitensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.
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