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caerulea, Breviraja Stehmann [M. F. W.] 1976:99, Figs. 1-11 [Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft v. 27 (no. 2); ref. 7394] Rockall basin, west of British Isles, 57°00'N, 15°50'W, Walther Herwig station 284/74, northeastern Atlantic, depth 987-1007 meters. Holotype: ISH 24950 [ex ISH 90-1974a]. Paratypes: ZMH 24944 [ex ISH 48-1974] (1), 24945 [ex 58-1974] (1), 24946 [ex 71-1974] (1), 24947 [ex 71-1974a-c] (3), 24948 [ex 77-1974] (1), 24949 [ex 83-1974] (1), 24951 [ex 90-1974b] (1), 24952 [ex 92-1974], 24943 [ex 153-1975] (1). Type catalog: Krefft 1978:5 [ref. 9884], Thiel et al. 2009:18-19 [ref. 30918]. •Valid as Breviraja caerulea Stehmann 1976 -- (McEachran & Compagno 1982:404 [ref. 2952], Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:168 [ref. 13675]). •Valid as Neoraja caerulea (Stehmann 1976) -- (McEachran & Stehmann 1984:733 [ref. 5224], McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:491 [ref. 25589], Stehmann et al. 2008:68 [ref. 29638], Weigmann 2016:114 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:23 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:298 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Neoraja caerulea (Stehmann 1976). Rajidae. Distribution: Eastern North Atlantic. Habitat: marine.