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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes

Genus: Pseudobatos

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Pseudobatos glaucostigmus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pseudobatos glaucostigmus
[Speckled guitarfish]



Western South Atlantic
Max. Length 138 cm TL
Pseudobatos horkelii (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Pseudobatos horkelii
[Brazilian guitarfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Pseudobatos lentiginosus (Garman, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Pseudobatos lentiginosus
[Atlantic guitarfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 118 cm TL
Pseudobatos leucorhynchus (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Pseudobatos leucorhynchus
[Whitesnout guitarfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm WD
Pseudobatos percellens (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Pseudobatos percellens
[Chola guitarfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 113.5 cm TL
Pseudobatos planiceps (Garman, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Pseudobatos planiceps
[Pacific guitarfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Pseudobatos prahli (Acero P. & Franke, 1995)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Pseudobatos prahli
[Gorgona guitarfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Pseudobatos productus (Ayres, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Pseudobatos productus
[Shovelnose guitarfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pseudobatos glaucostigmus Speckled guitarfish Eastern Central Pacific 89 TL 1883
Pseudobatos horkelii Brazilian guitarfish Western South Atlantic 138 TL 1841
Pseudobatos lentiginosus Atlantic guitarfish Western Atlantic 76 TL 1880
Pseudobatos leucorhynchus Whitesnout guitarfish Eastern Central Pacific 118 TL 1867
Pseudobatos percellens Chola guitarfish Western Atlantic 100 WD 1792
Pseudobatos planiceps Pacific guitarfish Eastern Pacific 113.5 TL 1880
Pseudobatos prahli Gorgona guitarfish Eastern Pacific 90 TL 1995
Pseudobatos productus Shovelnose guitarfish Eastern Pacific 170 TL 1854



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