Maltese ray

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

The Maltese ray lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 60 - 600 m environment.

The Maltese ray is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Maltese ray, Leucoraja melitensis (Clark, 1926) * Cuckoo ray, Leucoraja naevus (Müller & Henle, 1841) * Winter skate, Leucoraja ocellata (Mitchill, 1815) * Sawback skate, Leucoraja pristispina Last, Stehmann & Séret, 2008 More

The Maltese skate or Maltese ray (Leucoraja melitensis) is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. It is found in Algeria, Italy, Malta, and Tunisia. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Common names

Maltese brown ray in English
Maltese ray in English
Maltese rog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Maltese skate in English
Malteserrokke in Danish (dansk)
Pichira janca in Italian (Italiano)
Raie de Malte in French (français)
Raja Maltija in Maltese (Malti)
Raja ta' Malta in Maltese (Malti)
Raja ta'Malta in Maltese (Malti)
Raya de Malta in Spanish (español)
Razza maltese in Italian (Italiano)
Vatos Maltas in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Vatos Maltas in Greek, Modern (1453)
Βάτος Mάλτας in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Βάτος Μάλτας in Greek, Modern (1453)
馬耳他鰩 in Mandarin Chinese
马耳他鳐 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rajidae
Genus : Leucoraja
Species : Leucoraja melitensis
Authority : Clark, 1926