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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinidae Wedgefishes
Subfamily: Rhynchobatinae
Genus: Rhynchobatus

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Rhynchobatus australiae Whitley, 1939

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Rhynchobatus australiae
[Bottlenose wedgefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 81 cm TL

 
Rhynchobatus cooki
[Clown wedgefish]

Photo by Modder, T.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 310 cm TL
Rhynchobatus djiddensis (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Modder, T.
 
Rhynchobatus djiddensis
[Giant guitarfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 99 cm TL

 
Rhynchobatus immaculatus
[Taiwanese Wedgefish]

Photo by Krajangdara, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 270 cm TL
Rhynchobatus laevis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Rhynchobatus laevis
[Smoothnose wedgefish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Rhynchobatus luebberti Ehrenbaum, 1915

Photo by FAO
 
Rhynchobatus luebberti
[African wedgefish]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 262 cm TL
Rhynchobatus palpebratus Compagno & Last, 2008

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Rhynchobatus palpebratus
[Eyebrow wedgefish]

Photo by Krajangdara, T. & S. Boonsuk

Indo-Malay
Max. Length 215 cm TL
Rhynchobatus springeri Compagno & Last, 2010

Photo by Krajangdara, T. & S. Boonsuk
 
Rhynchobatus springeri
[Broadnose wedgefish]
8 Species of Family Rhinidae
Subfamily: Rhynchobatinae with Genus Rhynchobatus
(Wedgefishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1939 Rhynchobatus australiae Bottlenose wedgefish Indo-West Pacific 300 TL
2016 Rhynchobatus cooki Clown wedgefish Western Pacific 81 TL
1775 Rhynchobatus djiddensis Giant guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 310 TL
2013 Rhynchobatus immaculatus Taiwanese Wedgefish Northwest Pacific 99 TL
1801 Rhynchobatus laevis Smoothnose wedgefish Indo-West Pacific 270 TL
1915 Rhynchobatus luebberti African wedgefish Eastern Atlantic 300 TL
2008 Rhynchobatus palpebratus Eyebrow wedgefish Indo-West Pacific 262 TL
2010 Rhynchobatus springeri Broadnose wedgefish Indo-Malay 215 TL



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