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africana, Breviraja Stehmann [M. F. W.] & Séret [B.] 1983:904, Figs. 1-10 [Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Série 4: Section A: Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie Animales v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 8276] Off Gabon, western Africa, Nizery station 35, 3°25'S, 9°33'E, southeastern Atlantic, depth 900-1030 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1983-0001. Paratypes: ZMH 24942 [ex ISH 129-1980] (1); MNHN 1983-0002 (1). Type catalog: Séret & McEachran 1987:13 [ref. 9312], Krefft 1987:72 [ref. 20751], Thiel et al. 2009:17 [ref. 30918].. •Valid as Breviraja africana Stehmann & Séret 1983 -- (McEachran & Stehmann 1984:733 [ref. 5224], Stehmann 1990:30 [ref. 19316]). •Valid as Neoraja africana (Stehmann & Séret 1983) -- (McEachran & Miyake 1987:416 [ref. 5973], Stehmann 1995:32 [ref. 22055], McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:491 [ref. 25589], McEachran & Carvalho 2003:558 [ref. 26985], Stehmann et al. 2008:68 [ref. 29638], Weigmann 2016:114 [ref. 34211], McEachran & Séret 2016:1391 [ref. 34551], Last et al. 2016:23 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:297 [ref. 35000]). Current status: Valid as Neoraja africana (Stehmann & Séret 1983). Rajidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Western Sahara (?); Gabon. Habitat: marine.