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smithii, Raja Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841:150, [Pl. 49 (left)] [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] South Africa. Syntypes: (2) BMNH 1953.8.10.1 (skin), MNHN 0000-1594 (1) Bosphorus [probably in error]. Type catalog: Bertin 1939:84 [ref. 20739], Capapé & Desoutter 1982:48 [ref. 36629] with MNHN specimen as paratype, Séret & McEachran 1987:17 [ref. 9312] with MNHN specimen as paratype. Copy at California Academy of Scinces with Raja smithi glued over original name on Pl. 49. •Valid as Raja smithii Müller & Henle 1841 -- (Capapé & Desoutter 1982:48 [ref. 36629]). •Valid as Bathyraja smithii (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Hulley 1986:116 [ref. 5672], Stehmann 1986:263 [ref. 6151], Compagno et al. 1991:91 [ref. 21083], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:91 [ref. 25472], Stehmann 1995:23 [ref. 22055], McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], Compagno 1999:488 [ref. 25589], Compagno & Ebert 2007:133 [ref. 30471], Weigmann 2016:97 [ref. 34211], McEachran & Séret 2016:1395 [ref. 34551], Last et al. 2016:27 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:418 [ref. 35005], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:163 [ref. 37302], Ebert et al. 2021:77 [ref. 38234], Aschliman & Ebert 2022:591 [ref. 39668]). Current status: Valid as Bathyraja smithii (Müller & Henle 1841). Arhynchobatidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Namibia south to Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), then east to Eastern Cape (South Africa). Habitat: marine.


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