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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Trygonorrhinidae Banjo rays, Fiddler rays

Genus: Zapteryx

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

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Zapteryx brevirostris
[Lesser guitarfish]



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

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Zapteryx exasperata
[Banded guitarfish]



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

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Zapteryx xyster
[Witch guitarfish]



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