Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Rajidae > Genus: Leucoraja > Species: Leucoraja circularis

Sandy ray - Leucoraja circularis (Couch, 1838)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5698


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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
Hietarausku Finnish Fishbase
Raia-de-São-Pedro Portuguese Fishbase
Raie circulaire French Fishbase
Raie ronde French Fishbase
Raie ronde circulaire French Fishbase
Raja piaskowa Polish Fishbase
Raje e rrumbullaket Albanian Fishbase
Raya circular Spanish Fishbase
Raya falsa vela Spanish Fishbase
Raza smedjana Serbian Fishbase
Razza rotonda Italian Fishbase
Salahi Greek Fishbase
Sandroche German Fishbase
Sandrochen German Fishbase
Sandrocka Swedish Fishbase
Sandrokke Danish Fishbase
Sandrokke Norwegian Fishbase
Sandskata Icelandic Fishbase
Sandskate Norwegian Fishbase
Sandy ray English Fishbase
Vatoz Turkish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Raja quadrimaculata (non Risso, 1826)
Raja circularis Couch, 1838
Raja falsavela Bonaparte, 1839
Raja falsavela intermedia Döderlein, 1884
Raja falsavela maggiore Döderlein, 1884

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External data

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