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radiata, Raja Donovan [E.] 1808:2 unnum. pp., Pl. 114 [The natural history of British fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates.; ref. 17408] North coast of Britain, northeastern Atlantic. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Valid as Raja radiata Donovan 1808 -- (Stehmann 1973:61 [ref. 7168], Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:174 [ref. 13675], Hulley 1986:124 [ref. 5672], Robins & Ray 1986:38 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:51 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:37 [ref. 14674], Stehmann 1990:30 [ref. 19316], Compagno et al. 1991:93 [ref. 21083], Nakaya in Okamura et al. 1995:57 [ref. 22531], Stehmann 1995:106 [ref. 22055]). •Valid as Amblyraja radiata (Donovan 1808) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:490 [ref. 25589], Musick et al. 2000:9 [ref. 24959], McEachran in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:62 [ref. 26158], McEachran & Carvalho 2003:544 [ref. 26985], Moore et al. 2003:170 [ref. 27076], Nelson et al. 2004:55 [ref. 27807], Fricke 2007:25 [ref. 30577], George 2009:56 [ref. 30539], Møller et al. 2010:16 [ref. 31169], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:115 [ref. 31212], Delpiani et al. 2012:57 [ref. 31788], Page et al. 55 [ref. 32708], Dolgov 2013:915 [ref. 33112], Parin et al. 2014:29 [ref. 33547], Dyldin 2015:68 [ref. 34524], Afonso et al. 2016:12, 82 [ref. 36199], Gordon et al. 2016:258 [ref. 34661], Last et al. 2016:18 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:215 [ref. 35000], Séret 2016:1345 [ref. 34545], Weigmann 2016:103 [ref. 34211] see remarks. Mecklenbueg et al. 2018:41 [ref. 36370], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:160 [ref. 37302], Carneiro et al. 2019:42 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Amblyraja radiata (Donovan 1808). Rajidae. Distribution: Western Arctic Ocean; Barents Sea; northwestern Atlantic: south to South Carolina (U.S.A.); North Atlantic: Greenland, Iceland; White Sea; Baltic Sea, North Sea; northeastern Atlantic: south to English Channel. Habitat: brackish, marine.