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Leucoraja  Malm, 1877
Taxonomic Serial No.: 564037

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): rough skates [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2003   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassChondrichthyes   
                      ClassChondrichthyes  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, condrictes, peixe cartilaginoso, tubarão, poissons cartilagineux, raies, requins  
                         SubclassElasmobranchii  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, skates, torpedoes  
                            SuperorderEuselachii   
                               OrderRajiformes  – rays, sawfishes, skates, poissons-scie, raies  
                                  FamilyRajidae Blainville, 1816 – rayas, rays, skates, raies  
                                     GenusLeucoraja Malm, 1877 – rough skates  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja circularis (Couch, 1838) – cuckoo ray, sandy ray 
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja compagnoi (Stehmann, 1995)  
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja erinacea (Mitchill, 1825) – raie-hérisson, common skate, little skate, summer skate 
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja fullonica (Linnaeus, 1758) – shagreen ray, shagreen skate 
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja garmani (Whitley, 1939) – rosette skate 
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja lentiginosa (Bigelow and Schroeder, 1951) – freckled skate, raya pecosa, speckled skate 
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja leucosticta (Stehmann, 1971)  
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja melitensis (Clark, 1926)  
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja naevus (Müller and Henle, 1841) – cuckoo ray, sandy ray 
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja ocellata (Mitchill, 1815) – raie tachetée, big skate, eyed skate, winter skate 
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja wallacei (Hulley, 1970)  
                                        SpeciesLeucoraja yucatanensis (Bigelow and Schroeder, 1950) – Yucatan skate 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: John D. McEachran   
  Notes: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, 77843-2258, USA   
  Reference for: Leucoraja    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Leucoraja   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V. / Hamlett, William C., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Living Elasmobranchs   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes   
  Page(s): 471-498   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-6048-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Leucoraja   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McEachran, John D., and Katherine A. Dunn   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic Analysis of Skates, a Morphologically Conservative Clade of Elasmobranchs (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Copeia, vol. 1998, no. 2   
  Page(s): 271-290   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0045-8511   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Leucoraja   
       

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