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heemstrai, Raja (Okamejei) McEachran [J. D.] & Fechhelm [J. D.] 1982:441, Figs. 1-5 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 95 (no. 3); ref. 8444] Off Kenya, Western Indian Ocean, 2°59'S, 40°25'E, depth 260 meters. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 13812. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 15920 (3); USNM 231866 (1); ZMA 113399 (1). •Valid as Raja heemstrai McEachran & Fechhelm 1982 -- (Séret 1989:126 [ref. 12827], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:vii [ref. 21953], Fricke & Al-Hassan 1995:8 [ref. 22649]). •Valid as Okamejei heemstrai (McEachran & Fechhelm 1982) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:285 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Jeong et al. 2007:62 [ref. 29187], Compagno & Ebert 2007:139 [ref. 30471], Last et al. 2010:89 [ref. 30852], Weigmann et al. 2015:28 [ref. 33795], Weigmann 2016:115 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:22 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:306 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Okamejei heemstrai (McEachran & Fechhelm 1982). Rajidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Kenya to Mozambique. Habitat: marine.