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alba, Raja Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803:661, 663, Pl. 20 (fig. 1) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 5; ref. 4930] France, La Manche/English Channel, northeastern Atlantic. No types at MNHN. Type catalog: Séret & McEachran 1987:30 [ref. 9312]. •Valid as Raja alba Lacepède 1803 -- (Stehmann 1973:66 [ref. 7168], Stehmann 1976:158 [ref. 7085], Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:193 [ref. 13675], Hulley 1986:119 [ref. 5672], Stehmann 1990:47 [ref. 19316], Compagno et al. 1991:107 [ref. 21083], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:92 [ref. 25472], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:92 [ref. 25472], Stehmann 1995:104 [ref. 22055]). •Valid as Rostroraja alba (Lacepède 1803) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:285 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:24 [ref. 26753], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:81 [ref. 28072], Nair 2006:115 [ref. 29900], Fricke et al. 2007:19 [ref. 29533], Compagno & Ebert 2007:141 [ref. 30471], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:14 [ref. 36649], Weigmann 2016:123 [ref. 34211], McEachran & Séret 2016:1403 [ref. 34551], Gordon et al. 2016:271 [ref. 34661], Last et al. 2016:24 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:352 [ref. 35000], Fricke et al. 2018:25 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Rostroraja alba (Lacepède 1803). Rajidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: British Isles south to South Africa; western Indian Ocean: South Africa, Madagascar and Seychelles north to India. Habitat: marine.