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

Owl ray - Raja microocellata (Montagu, 1818)

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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Kleinäugiger Rochen German Fishbase
Kleinoogrog Dutch Fishbase
Owl ray English Fishbase
Paia-zimbreira Portuguese Fishbase
Painted ray English Fishbase
Palettirausku Finnish Fishbase
Raia colorada Spanish Fishbase
Raia-zimbreira Portuguese Fishbase
Raie mêlee French Fishbase
Raja drobnooka Polish Fishbase
Raya Spanish Fishbase
Raya colorada Spanish Fishbase
Raya de ojos Spanish Fishbase
Raza Serbian Fishbase
Razza Italian Fishbase
Salahi Greek Fishbase
Small-eyed ray English Fishbase
Smalleyed ray English Fishbase
Småögd rocka Swedish Fishbase
Småøjet rokke Danish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Raia microocellata Montagu, 1818

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External data

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