BIOTIC Species Information for Dipturus batis
Researched byKen Neal & Paolo Pizzolla Data supplied byMarLIN
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Scientific nameDipturus batis Common nameCommon Skate
MCS CodeZF86 Recent SynonymsRaja batis

PhylumChordata SubphylumPisces
SuperclassGnathostomata ClassChondrichthyes
SubclassElasmobranchii OrderRajiformes
Suborder FamilyRajidae
GenusDipturus Speciesbatis

Additional InformationFollowing a report in recent taxonomic literature, this species now belongs to the genus Dipturus, although may still be referred to as Raja in some texts, (see McEachran & Dunn, 1988).
Taxonomy References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Muus & Dahlstrom, 1974, McEachran et al., 1998, Howson & Picton, 1997, Dipper, 2001,
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