Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Rajidae > Genus: Raja > Species: Raja asterias

Starry ray - Raja asterias Delaroche, 1809

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Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ferrez Albanian Fishbase
Raia estrellada Spanish Fishbase
Raia-pintada Portuguese Fishbase
Raie étoilée French Fishbase
Raja Maltese Fishbase
Raja ta' l-ghajn Maltese Fishbase
Raja tal-kwiekeb Maltese Fishbase
Raja tat-tikek Maltese Fishbase
Rajja Maltese Fishbase
Raya estrellada Spanish Fishbase
Razza stellata Italian Fishbase
Starry ray English Fishbase
Tähtirausku Finnish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Raja punctata (non Woodward, 1900-1901)
Raja punctata Risso, 1810
Raia punctata Risso, 1810
Raja punctatus Risso, 1810
Raia stellata Garman, 1913
Raja stellata Garman, 1913
Raja schultzii Müller & Henle, 1841
Raja jojenia Cocco, 1834

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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