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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes

Genus: Rhinobatos

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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rhinobatos albomaculatus
[Whitespotted guitarfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 89 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

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 88.9 cm TL
Rhinobatos punctifer Compagno & Randall, 1987

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhinobatos punctifer
[Spotted guitarfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 64.5 cm TL

 
Rhinobatos ranongensis
[Ranong 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]



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]



20 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 89 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 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 88.9 TL 1987
Rhinobatos ranongensis Ranong guitarfish Eastern Indian Ocean 64.5 TL 2019
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 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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