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africana, Raja Capapé [C.] 1977:69, Figs. 1-3 [Bulletin de la Société des sciences naturelles de Tunisie. v. 12; ref. 19485] Between Cap Blanc and Cap Vert off Mauritania, depth 200 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1977-0206. Paratypes: (4) whereabouts unknown. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Raja africana Bloch & Schneider 1801 (now in a different family). •Currently treated as valid as Raja africana Capapé 1977 -- (Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:183 [ref. 13675], Stehmann 1990:37 [ref. 19316], Stehmann 1995:112 [ref. 22055], McEachran & Dunn 1998:285 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Psomadakis et al. 2012:15 [ref. 33457], Weigmann 2016:116 [ref. 34211], Séret 2016:1345 [ref. 34545], McEachran & Séret 2016:1386 [ref. 34551], Last & Séret 2016:477 [ref. 34640], Last et al. 2016:22 [ref. 34941] with remarks, Last et al. 2016:317 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Raja africana Capapé 1977. Rajidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Mauritania and Tunisia. Habitat: marine.