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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes
Subfamily: Rhinobatinae
Genus: Zapteryx

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Vianna, M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 59.3 cm TL
Zapteryx brevirostris (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Vianna, M.
 
Zapteryx brevirostris
[Lesser guitarfish]

Photo by Murch, A.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 97 cm
Zapteryx exasperata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Zapteryx exasperata
[Banded guitarfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Zapteryx xyster Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Zapteryx xyster
[Witch guitarfish]
3 Species of Family Rhinobatidae
Subfamily: Rhinobatinae with Genus Zapteryx
(Guitarfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1841 Zapteryx brevirostris Lesser guitarfish Southwest Atlantic 59.3 TL
1880 Zapteryx exasperata Banded guitarfish Eastern Pacific 97
1896 Zapteryx xyster Witch guitarfish Eastern Pacific 78 TL



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