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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes

Genus: Acroteriobatus

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Jones, I.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Acroteriobatus annulatus (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Jones, I.
 
Acroteriobatus annulatus
[Lesser sandshark]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Acroteriobatus blochii (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by SFSA
 
Acroteriobatus blochii
[Bluntnose guitarfish]

Photo by Henlé, C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Acroteriobatus leucospilus (Norman, 1926)

Photo by Henlé, C.
 
Acroteriobatus leucospilus
[Grayspottted guitarfish]

Photo by SFSA

South-West Indian Ocean
Max. Length 81 cm TL
Acroteriobatus ocellatus (Norman, 1926)

Photo by SFSA
 
Acroteriobatus ocellatus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Acroteriobatus omanensis
[Omn guitarfish]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Acroteriobatus salalah (Randall & Compagno, 1995)

Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Acroteriobatus salalah
[Salalah guitarfish]

Photo by Vishnuraj, RS

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Acroteriobatus variegatus (Nair & Lal Mohan, 1973)

Photo by Vishnuraj, RS
 
Acroteriobatus variegatus
[Stripenose guitarfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis
[Zanzibar guitarfish]
8 Species of Family Rhinobatidae with Genus Acroteriobatus
(Guitarfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1841 Acroteriobatus annulatus Lesser sandshark Southeast Atlantic 140 TL
1841 Acroteriobatus blochii Bluntnose guitarfish Southeast Atlantic 100 TL
1926 Acroteriobatus leucospilus Grayspottted guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 120 TL
1926 Acroteriobatus ocellatus South-West Indian Ocean 81 TL
2016 Acroteriobatus omanensis Omn guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL
1995 Acroteriobatus salalah Salalah guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 78 TL
1973 Acroteriobatus variegatus Stripenose guitarfish Indian Ocean 75 TL
1926 Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis Zanzibar guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 75 TL



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