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Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Acroteriobatus blochii
[Bluntnose guitarfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Acroteriobatus ocellatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Acroteriobatus omanensis
[Omn guitarfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Vishnuraj, RS
 
Acroteriobatus variegatus
[Stripenose guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis
[Zanzibar guitarfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Platyrhinoidis triseriata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Platyrhinoidis triseriata
[Thornback guitarfish]



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]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Rhinobatos albomaculatus Norman, 1930

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rhinobatos albomaculatus
[Whitespotted guitarfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Rhinobatos annandalei Norman, 1926

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Rhinobatos annandalei
[Annandale's guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 115 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos austini
[Austin’s guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos borneensis
[Borneo guitarfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Rhinobatos formosensis Norman, 1926

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Rhinobatos formosensis
[Taiwan guitarfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 127 cm TL
Rhinobatos holcorhynchus Norman, 1922

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Rhinobatos holcorhynchus
[Slender guitarfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Rhinobatos hynnicephalus Richardson, 1846

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Rhinobatos hynnicephalus
[Angel fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos irvinei
[Spineback guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 99.4 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos jimbaranensis
[Jimbaran shovelnose ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos lionotus
[Smoothback guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 73.1 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos manai
[Papuan guitarfish]
No picture found


 
Rhinobatos microphthalmus
[Smalleyed guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 50.1 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos nudidorsalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 99.2 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos penggali
[Indonesian shovelnose ray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Rhinobatos punctifer Compagno & Randall, 1987

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinobatos punctifer
[Spotted guitarfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 147 cm TL
Rhinobatos rhinobatos (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Rhinobatos rhinobatos
[Common guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 59.5 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos sainsburyi
[Goldeneye shovelnose]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Rhinobatos schlegelii Müller & Henle, 1841

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinobatos schlegelii
[Brown guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 34 cm

 
Rhinobatos spinosus
[Spiny guitarfish]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 120 cm NG
Rhinobatos thouiniana (Shaw, 1804)

Photo by Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Rhinobatos thouiniana
[Shaw's shovelnose guitar fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 84.4 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos whitei
[Philippine guitarfish]
No picture found


 
Tarsistes philippii
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acroteriobatus annulatus Lesser sandshark Southeast Atlantic 140 TL 1841
Acroteriobatus blochii Bluntnose guitarfish Southeast Atlantic 100 TL 1841
Acroteriobatus leucospilus Grayspottted guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 120 TL 1926
Acroteriobatus ocellatus South-West Indian Ocean 81 TL 1926
Acroteriobatus omanensis Omn guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 2016
Acroteriobatus salalah Salalah guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 78 TL 1995
Acroteriobatus variegatus Stripenose guitarfish Indian Ocean 75 TL 1973
Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis Zanzibar guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1926
Platyrhinoidis triseriata Thornback guitarfish Eastern Pacific 91 TL 1880
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
Rhinobatos albomaculatus Whitespotted guitarfish Eastern Atlantic 75 TL 1930
Rhinobatos annandalei Annandale's guitarfish Indian Ocean 80 TL 1926
Rhinobatos austini Austin’s guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 115 TL 2017
Rhinobatos borneensis Borneo guitarfish Northwest Pacific 90 TL 2016
Rhinobatos formosensis Taiwan guitarfish Western Pacific 73 TL 1926
Rhinobatos holcorhynchus Slender guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 127 TL 1922
Rhinobatos hynnicephalus Angel fish Northwest Pacific 62 TL 1846
Rhinobatos irvinei Spineback guitarfish Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1931
Rhinobatos jimbaranensis Jimbaran shovelnose ray Eastern Indian Ocean 99.4 TL 2006
Rhinobatos lionotus Smoothback guitarfish Indian Ocean 75 TL 1926
Rhinobatos manai Papuan guitarfish Southwest Pacific 73.1 TL 2016
Rhinobatos microphthalmus Smalleyed guitarfish Western Pacific 1959
Rhinobatos nudidorsalis Central Indian Ocean 50.1 TL 2004
Rhinobatos penggali Indonesian shovelnose ray Eastern Indian Ocean 99.2 TL 2006
Rhinobatos punctifer Spotted guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 88 TL 1987
Rhinobatos rhinobatos Common guitarfish Eastern Atlantic 147 TL 1758
Rhinobatos sainsburyi Goldeneye shovelnose Eastern Indian Ocean and 59.5 TL 2004
Rhinobatos schlegelii Brown guitarfish Northwest Pacific 100 TL 1841
Rhinobatos spinosus Spiny guitarfish Eastern Central Pacific 34 1870
Rhinobatos thouiniana Shaw's shovelnose guitar fish Indo-Pacific. 120 NG 1804
Rhinobatos whitei Philippine guitarfish Western Pacific 84.4 TL 2014
Tarsistes philippii Southeast Pacific 1919



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