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purpuriventralis, Raja Bigelow [H. B.] & Schroeder [W. C.] 1962:184, Figs. 5-6 [Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 128 (no. 4); ref. 5793] Northern Gulf of Mexico, 27°48'N, 88°45'W, Oregon station 2577, depth 850-1100 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 196440. Originally as purpuri-ventralis. •Valid as Raja purpuriventralis Bigelow & Schroeder 1962 -- (Uyeno & Miyake in Uyeno et al. 1983:76 [ref. 14275], Cervigón 1992:206 [ref. 23827]). •Valid as Malacoraja purpuriventralis (Bigelow & Schroeder 1962) -- (Castro-Aguirre & Espinosa Pérez 1996:41 [ref. 22793]). •Valid as Dipturus purpuriventralis (Bigelow & Schroeder 1962) -- (Weigmann 2016:110 [ref. 34211] see remarks). •Valid as Rajella purpuriventralis (Bigelow & Schroeder 1962) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:170 [ref. 23897], Long & McCosker 1999:49 [ref. 23764], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Gomes & Gadig in Menezes et al. 2003:29 [ref. 27192] as purpuroventralis, McEachran & Carvalho 2003:561 [ref. 26985], Last & Stehmann 2008:135 [ref. 29652], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:121 [ref. 34398], Last et al. 2016:19 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:348 [ref. 35000], Ehemann et al. 2018:25 [ref. 36194], Jones et al. 2020:291 [ref. 37610]). Current status: Valid as Rajella purpuriventralis (Bigelow & Schroeder 1962). Rajidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: including Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: marine.


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