Rajoidei (skates)

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Families found in southern Africa

Arhynchobatidae (Softnose Skates)

Only one species found in southern Africa: Bathyraja smithii (African softnose skate)

Rajidae (hardnose skates)

Anacanthobatidae (legskates)

Text by Leonard J.V. Compagno, David A. Ebert and Malcolm J. Smale


  Iziko Museums of Cape Town, 2008

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