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

Butterfly skate - Leucoraja naevus (Müller & Henle, 1841)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (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
Blomrocka Swedish Fishbase
Butterfly skate English Fishbase
Cuckoo ray English Fishbase
Fläckrocka Swedish Fishbase
Grootoogrog Dutch Fishbase
Kuckucksrochen German Fishbase
Marmorirausku Finnish Fishbase
Pletrokke Danish Fishbase
Raïa Greek Fishbase
Raia santiaguesa Spanish Fishbase
Raia-de-dois-olhos Portuguese Fishbase
Raie fleurie French Fishbase
Raja dwuplama Polish Fishbase
Raya de San Pedro Spanish Fishbase
Raya santiaguesa Spanish Fishbase
Raya santiguesa Spanish Fishbase
Raza smedja Serbian Fishbase
Razza fiorita Italian Fishbase
Sálahi Greek Fishbase
Vatoz Turkish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Raja circularis (non Couch, 1838)
Raja naevus Müller & Henle, 1841

Other resources

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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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