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Descriptor English: Skates, Fish
Descriptor Spanish: Rajidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Rajidae
Descriptor French: Rajidae
Entry term(s): Fish Ray
Fish Rays
Fish Skate
Fish Skates
Raja
Rajidae
Rajiformes
Ray (Fish)
Ray, Fish
Rays (Fish)
Rays, Fish
Skate (Fish)
Skate, Fish
Skates (Fish)
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.370.870
B01.050.150.900.493.378.682
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012860
Scope note: The common name for all members of the Rajidae family. Skates and rays are members of the same order (Rajiformes). Skates have weak electric organs.
Annotation: do not confuse X ref RAYS (FISH) with ELECTRIC RAYS see TORPEDO
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Fishes (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note: 2020; was SKATES (FISH) 1987-2019; RAYS, FISH was RAYS (FISH) 1992-2019; see ELECTRIC FISH 1987-1990
History Note: 2020 (1987); was SKATES (FISH) 1987-2019; RAYS, FISH was RAYS (FISH) 1992-2019; use ELECTRIC FISH 1987-1990
DeCS ID: 19348
Unique ID: D012860
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/04/15
Revision Date: 2019/01/18
Skates, Fish - Preferred
Concept UI M0019914
Scope note The common name for all members of the Rajidae family. Skates and rays are members of the same order (Rajiformes). Skates have weak electric organs.
Preferred term Skates, Fish
Entry term(s) Fish Skate
Fish Skates
Rajidae
Skate (Fish)
Skate, Fish
Skates (Fish)
Rays, Fish - Broader
Concept UI M0019915
Scope note Rays is the common name for the order Rajiformes, which consists of rays and skates. However, there are rays in other orders as well, such as the electric ray (TORPEDO).
Preferred term Rays, Fish
Entry term(s) Fish Ray
Fish Rays
Rajiformes
Ray (Fish)
Ray, Fish
Rays (Fish)
Raja - Narrower
Concept UI M0019913
Scope note Genus in the family Rajidae.
Preferred term Raja



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