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bigelowi, Raja (Rajella) Stehmann [M. F. W.] 1978:26, Figs. 1-3 [Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft v. 29 (nos 1/2); ref. 8874] Northwestern Atlantic, 37°05'N, 74°20.6'W, Columbus Iselin station 91, depth 1719 meters. Holotype: USNM 218284. Paratypes: BMNH 1979.7.24.4 [ex GMNHZ 1977-170-11] (1); ZMH 25252 [ex ISH 969-1973] (1), 25253 [ex 970-1973a-b] (2), 25251 [ex 148-1974] (1); MOM uncat. (1, not found); USNM 35584 (1), 35591 (1), 38210 (1), 148269 (1), 148276 (1), 218273 (2), 218285 (1). Type catalog: Krefft 1987:74 [ref. 20751], Thiel et al. 2009:23 [ref. 30918]. •Valid as Raja bigelowi Stehmann 1978 -- (Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:191 [ref. 13675], McAllister 1990:37 [ref. 14674], Stehmann 1990:44 [ref. 19316], Nakaya in Okamura et al. 1995:55 [ref. 22531], Stehmann 1995:74 [ref. 22055], Santos et al. 1997:15 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:23 [ref. 24952]). •Valid as Rajella bigelowi (Stehmann 1978) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:169 [ref. 23897], Long & McCosker 1999:49 [ref. 23764], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Moore et al. 2003:171 [ref. 27076], Last & Stehmann 2008:135 [ref. 29652], Møller et al. 2010:17 [ref. 31169], Weigmann 2016:122 [ref. 34211], Bañón et al. 2016:302 [ref. 34397], Séret 2016:1345 [ref. 34545], McEachran & Séret 2016:1386 [ref. 34551], Last et al. 2016:19 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:336 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Rajella bigelowi (Stehmann 1978). Rajidae. Distribution: Eastern and western North Atlantic. Habitat: marine.