Spotback skate

In 2010, Greenpeace International has added the spotback skate to its seafood red list.

The Spotback skate lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 10 - 100 m environment.

The Spotback skate is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The spotback skate (Atlantoraja castelnaui) is a species of fish in the Arhynchobatidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Its natural habitat is open seas. References - * Hozbor, N. More

Xavier Cortada, 39W Spotback Skate, pencil on paper, 9" x 12", 2009 - 39°W Atlantoraja castelnaui Spotback Skate Photo courtesy of I. A. More

Common names

Arraia-chita in Portuguese (Português)
Arraia-pintada in Portuguese (Português)
Chita in Portuguese (Português)
Raia-chita in Portuguese (Português)
Raia-chita in Spanish (español)
Raia-jereba in Spanish (español)
Raia-pintada in Portuguese (Português)
Ray in English
Raya a lunares in Spanish (español)
Raya chita in Spanish (español)
Raya pintada in Spanish (español)
Rugvlekrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Spotback skate in English
卡氏鰩 in Mandarin Chinese
卡氏鳐 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rajidae
Genus : Atlantoraja
Species : Atlantoraja castelnaui
Authority : Miranda Ribeiro, 1907