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brachyura, Raia Lafont [A.] 1873:503, Pl. 25 [Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux v. 28 (v. 8 in Ser. 3) (for 1871-1873); ref. 17484] Gironde estuary, France, Northeastern Atlantic. No types known. Type catalog: Séret & McEachran 1987:31 [ref. 9312]. •Valid as Raja brachyura Lafont 1873 -- (Stehmann 1973:59 [ref. 7168], Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:184 [ref. 13675], Stehmann 1990:38 [ref. 19316], Stehmann 1995:112 [ref. 22055], Santos et al. 1997:14 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:22 [ref. 24952], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:173 [ref. 26753], George 2009:57 [ref. 30539], Weigmann 2016:118 [ref. 34211], McEachran & Séret 2016:1398 [ref. 34551], Last & Séret 2016:477 [ref. 34640], Gordon et al. 2016:263 [ref. 34661], Last et al. 2016:22 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:319 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Raja brachyura Lafont 1873. Rajidae. Distribution: Western Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: southern Norway south to Morocco, including southern North Sea, Madeira. Habitat: marine.