Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Rajidae > Genus: Dipturus > Species: Dipturus batis

Blue grey skate - Dipturus batis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 3 international agreements
Natura 2000 species code 5632


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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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
An sciata Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Blue grey skate English Fishbase
Blue skate English Fishbase
Common skate English Fishbase
Flapper skate English Fishbase
Flotte French Fishbase
Gladkiy skat Russian Fishbase
Glattrochen German Fishbase
Glattrokke Norwegian Fishbase
Glattskate Norwegian Fishbase
Grey skate English Fishbase
Noriega Spanish Fishbase
Pocheteau blanc French Fishbase
Pocheteau gris French Fishbase
Pochette French Fishbase
Raia-oirega Portuguese Fishbase
Raja gladka Polish Fishbase
Raja tar-ramel Maltese Fishbase
Raje pendzezë Albanian Fishbase
Raya noruega Spanish Fishbase
Raza velika Serbian Fishbase
Razza bavosa Italian Fishbase
Rebekkin Maltese Fishbase
Rebekkin geddumu qasir Maltese Fishbase
Rebekkin skur Maltese Fishbase
Sélahi-vathí Greek Fishbase
Silorausku Finnish Fishbase
Skade Danish Fishbase
Skata Icelandic Fishbase
Skate English Fishbase
Slätrocka Swedish Fishbase
Storskate Norwegian Fishbase
Vatoz Turkish Fishbase
Vleet Dutch Fishbase
Volina Serbian Fishbase
Vulpe neagra Romanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Raja batis Linnaeus, 1758
Raia flossada Risso, 1827
Raja flossada Risso, 1827
Raia gaimardi Gaimard, 1851
Raia intermedia Parnell, 1837
Raja intermedia Parnell, 1837
Batis vulgaris Couch, 1862
Propterygia hyposticta Otto, 1821

Other resources

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NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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