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dissimilis, Raja Hulley [P. A.] 1970:199, Pl. 10 (figs. a-b); Fig. 15 (a-c) [Annals of the South African Museum v. 55 (pt 4); ref. 7750] West of Cape Town, South Africa, 33°47'S, 17°14'E, southeastern Atlantic, depth 1000 meters. Holotype: ZMH 25258 [ex ISH 46-1967a]. Paratypes: ZMH 25259 [ex ISH 46-1967b-c] (2). Type catalog: Krefft 1978:6 [ref. 9884], Thiel et al. 2009:23 [ref. 30918]. •Valid as Raja dissimilis Hulley 1970 -- (Hulley 1986:121 [ref. 5672], Stehmann 1990:45 [ref. 19316], Compagno et al. 1991:104 [ref. 21083], Stehmann 1995:79 [ref. 22055]). •Valid as Rajella dissimilis (Hulley 1970) -- (McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], Long & McCosker 1999:49 [ref. 23764], Compagno 1999:492 [ref. 25589], Compagno & Ebert 2007:135 [ref. 30471], Last & Stehmann 2008:135 [ref. 29652], Weigmann et al. 2014:384 [ref. 33443], Weigmann 2016:122 [ref. 34211], McEachran & Séret 2016:1402 [ref. 34551], Last et al. 2016:19 [ref. 34941], Last et al. 2016:339 [ref. 35000], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:158 [ref. 37302], Ebert et al. 2021:85 [ref. 38234]). Current status: Valid as Rajella dissimilis (Hulley 1970). Rajidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Rockall Trough; Western Sahara south to South Africa. Habitat: marine.