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

(See list of species below)



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21 species
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Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Rhinobatos albomaculatus
[Whitespotted guitarfish]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

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

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Rhinobatos annandalei
[Annandale's guitarfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 115 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos austini
[Austin’s guitarfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos borneensis
[Borneo guitarfish]

Photo by Krajangdara, T.

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

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

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Rhinobatos hynnicephalus
[Angel fish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos irvinei
[Spineback guitarfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 99.4 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos jimbaranensis
[Jimbaran shovelnose ray]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos lionotus
[Smoothback guitarfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 73.1 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos manai
[Papuan guitarfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Rhinobatos microphthalmus
[Smalleyed guitarfish]
No picture found
Central Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50.1 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos nudidorsalis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 99.2 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos penggali
[Indonesian shovelnose ray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Rhinobatos rhinobatos
[Common guitarfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 59.5 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos sainsburyi
[Goldeneye shovelnose]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinobatos schlegelii
[Brown guitarfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm

 
Rhinobatos spinosus
[Spiny guitarfish]

Photo by A. Biju Kumar

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

Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Rhinobatos thouiniana
[Shaw's shovelnose guitar fish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 84.4 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos whitei
[Philippine guitarfish]



21 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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