Raja brachyura (Blonde Ray) is a species of Rajiformes in the family skates. They are listed as near threatened by IUCN. Individuals can grow to 125 cm. They rely on pectoral fin swimming to move around.
Definition: A taxon is Near Threatened when it has been evaluated against the criteria but does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable now, but is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future
Definition: The institution that holds a type specimen for a given species. The recommended best practice is to use the identifier in a collections registry such as the Biodiversity Collections Index (http://www.biodiversitycollectionsindex.org/).