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Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes



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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
Aptychotrema rostrata Eastern shovelnose ray Western Pacific 120 TL 1794
Aptychotrema timorensis Spotted shovelnose ray Western Pacific 58.2 TL 2004
Aptychotrema vincentiana Western shovelnose ray Eastern Indian Ocean 84 TL 1885
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
Trygonorrhina dumerilii Eastern Indian Ocean 146 TL 1873
Trygonorrhina fasciata Southern fiddler ray Southwest Pacific 126 TL 1841
Trygonorrhina melaleuca Magpie fiddler ray Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL 1954
Zanobatus maculatus Maculate panray Eastern Central Atlantic 35.9 TL 2016
Zanobatus schoenleinii Striped panray Eastern Central Atlantic 100 TL 1841
Zapteryx brevirostris Lesser guitarfish Southwest Atlantic 59.3 TL 1841
Zapteryx exasperata Banded guitarfish Eastern Pacific 97 1880
Zapteryx xyster Witch guitarfish Eastern Pacific 78 TL 1896



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