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springeri, Raja Wallace [J. H.] 1967:18, Figs. 9-10 [Investigational Report. Oceanographic Research Institute, Durban No. 17; ref. 7929] 48 kilometers east-southeast of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, western Indian Ocean, depth 549 meters. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 989 [ex ORI B909]. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 990 [ex ORI B185] (1). Additional material: ORI uncat. (7). •Valid as Raja springeri Wallace 1967 -- (Hulley 1986:125 [ref. 5672], Séret 1989:127 [ref. 12827], Compagno et al. 1991:96 [ref. 21083], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:95 [ref. 25472], Stehmann 1995:105 [ref. 22055]). •Valid as Dipturus springeri (Wallace 1967) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:285 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:491 [ref. 25589], Compagno et al. 2005:66 [ref. 29145], 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. 2016:272 [ref. 35000], Fricke et al. 2018:24 [ref. 35805], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:140 [ref. 37302]). Current status: Valid as Dipturus springeri (Wallace 1967). Rajidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, western Indian Ocean: Namibia, South Africa and Madagascar to Oman and western India. Habitat: marine.