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grabatus, Trygon Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817:no page number, Pl. 25 (figs. 1-2) [Poissons du Nil v. 1 (part 1); ref. 4184] Alexandria, Egypt, eastern Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Type catalog: Séret & McEachran 1987:33 [ref. 9312]. Specific name is a noun. •Valid as Taeniura grabatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817) (often seen as grabata) -- (Krefft & Stehmann 1973:73 [ref. 7167], Compagno & Roberts 1984:285 [ref. 8237], McEachran & Capapé in Whitehead et al. 1984:202 [ref. 13675], Capapé & Desoutter 1990:62 [ref. 19317], Goren & Dor 1994:5 [ref. 25356] with author as Fowler 1956, Santos et al. 1997:16 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:24 [ref. 24952], Basusta et al. 1998:65 [ref. 23545], Compagno 1999:497 [ref. 25589], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:26 [ref. 26753], Golani 2005:15 [ref. 37112] as grabata, Wirtz et al. 2007:4, 24 [ref. 30263], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:57 [ref. 35264] as grabata, Wirtz et al. 2013:116 [ref. 32972], Séret 2016:1417 [ref. 34545]). •Valid as Taeniurops grabatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817) -- (Lim et al. 2015:19 [ref. 34441] as grabata, Weigmann 2016:141 [ref. 34211] as grabata with author as Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Last et al. 2016:357 [ref. 34581] as grabata, Last et al. 2016:607 [ref. 35010]). Current status: Valid as Taeniurops grabatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817). Dasyatidae: Dasyatinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Madeira and Canary Islands south to Angola. Habitat: marine.