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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Myliobatidae Eagle and manta rays
Subfamily: Rhinopterinae
Genus: Rhinoptera

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8 species
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Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 99 cm TL
Rhinoptera adspersa Müller & Henle, 1841

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Rhinoptera adspersa
[Rough cownose ray]

Photo by Schneider, O.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 213.3 cm WD
Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Schneider, O.
 
Rhinoptera bonasus
[Cownose ray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic. Vali

Rhinoptera brasiliensis Müller, 1836

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Rhinoptera brasiliensis
[Brazilian cownose ray]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm WD
Rhinoptera javanica Müller & Henle, 1841

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Rhinoptera javanica
[Flapnose ray]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Western Indian Ocean

Rhinoptera jayakari Boulenger, 1895

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Rhinoptera jayakari
[Oman cownose ray]

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm WD
Rhinoptera marginata (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

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Rhinoptera marginata
[Lusitanian cownose ray]

Photo by Banks, I.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 86 cm WD
Rhinoptera neglecta Ogilby, 1912

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Rhinoptera neglecta
[Australian cownose ray]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm WD
Rhinoptera steindachneri Evermann & Jenkins, 1891

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Rhinoptera steindachneri
[Pacific cownose ray]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rhinoptera adspersa Rough cownose ray Indo-West Pacific 99 TL 1841
Rhinoptera bonasus Cownose ray Eastern Atlantic 213.3 WD 1815
Rhinoptera brasiliensis Brazilian cownose ray Southwest Atlantic. Vali 1836
Rhinoptera javanica Flapnose ray Indo-West Pacific 150 WD 1841
Rhinoptera jayakari Oman cownose ray Western Indian Ocean 1895
Rhinoptera marginata Lusitanian cownose ray Eastern Atlantic 200 WD 1817
Rhinoptera neglecta Australian cownose ray Western Pacific 86 WD 1912
Rhinoptera steindachneri Pacific cownose ray Eastern Pacific 90 WD 1891



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