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pullopunctata, Raia Smith [J. L. B.] 1964:285, Pl. 25 (fig. A) [Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, Kjøbenhavn. v. 126; ref. 3444] Algoa Bay, 31°7'E, 29°59'S, off coast of South Africa, western Indian Ocean, depth 100 fathoms. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 37. Paratypes: (1) not researched. •Valid as Raja pullopunctata Smith 1964 -- (Hulley 1986:123 [ref. 5672], Séret 1989:127 [ref. 12827], Compagno et al. 1991:95 [ref. 21083], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:94 [ref. 25472], Stehmann 1995:106 [ref. 22055], Walmsley-Hart et al. 1999:165 [ref. 24222]). •Valid as Dipturus pullopunctatus (Smith 1964) (often as pullopunctata) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:285 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:491 [ref. 25589], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:81 [ref. 28072], Compagno & Ebert 2007:139 [ref. 30471], Last & Alava 2013:214 [ref. 33041], Weigmann 2016:110 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:22 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:270 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Dipturus pullopunctatus (Smith 1964). Rajidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic to southwestern Indian Ocean: Namibia and South Africa. Habitat: marine.