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whitleyi, Raja Iredale [T.] 1938:169 [Australian Zoologist v. 9 (pt 2); ref. 18325] Manly Beach, Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS I.1346. Replacement name for Raia scabra Ogilby 1888, preoccupied by Raja scabra Linnaeus 1764. •Valid as Raja whitleyi Iredale 1938 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:57 [ref. 12442], Kuiter 1993:18 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:168 [ref. 22532], Last & Stevens 1994:355 [ref. 23873], Kuiter 1997:18 [ref. 25488], Hutchins 2001:15 [ref. 25847]). •Valid in an unnamed new genus -- (Compagno 1999:493 [ref. 25589]). •Valid as Dipturus whitleyi (Iredale 1938) -- (Last & Yearsley 2002:1640 [ref. 26568], Hoese et al. 2006:183 [ref. 29001], Last & White 2008:118 [ref. 30618]). •Valid as Spiniraja whitleyi (Iredale 1938) -- (Weigmann 2016:123 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:23 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:359 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Spiniraja whitleyi (Iredale 1938). Rajidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: southern Western Australia east to southern New South Wales (Australia), including Tasmania. Habitat: marine.