Rhinobatos ranongensis, Ranong guitarfish

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Rhinobatos ranongensis Last, Séret & Naylor, 2019

Ranong guitarfish
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rhinopristiformes (Shovelnose rays) > Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes) > Rhinobatinae
Etymology: Rhinobatos: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, batis, -idos = a ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335);  ranongensis: Named for the Ranong fish landing in western Thailand, where the first specimen was collected 25 years ago, and subsequently most of the types.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 69 m (Ref. 123963), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea, Myanmar and western Thailand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 64.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123963); 51.1 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This medium-sized species is distinguished by the following set of characters in adult male: disc is wedge-shaped and relatively narrow, its width 31-33% TL, length 1.3-1.4 times width; snout moderately elongate, its length 3.0–3.2 times interspiracular distance, 4.1-4.4 times interorbital width; orbit and spiracular openings are small, orbit diameter ~1.5 times spiracle length; nostrils weakly oblique, length 1.3-1.6 times internarial distance; mouth narrow, 5.4-6.0% TL; preoral length 6.3-6.9 times internarial distance; posterior nasal flaps are broad; spiracular folds 2, the outermost fold slightly taller than inner fold; ridges of rostral cartilage are almost parallel, converging anteriorly but not constricted medially; anterior cartilage is broadly sickle shaped, truncate posteriorly; gill slits and their interspaces are narrow, distance between fifth gill slits 3.0-3.2 times in ventral head length; prebranchial sensory pore system distinct, extending to just behind margin of first gill slit; postscapular sensory canal indistinct, deeply embedded, not forming shallow groove; thorn patches present on supraorbit and scapular region, and row along dorsal midline rudimentary, inconspicuous; denticles on dorsal fins are densest anteriorly, present but more sparse posteriorly; dorsal fins are small, height of first 5.4-6.2% TL; pelvic-fin inner margin subequal to its base length; interdorsal distance 2.9-3.3 times first dorsal-fin base; dorsal caudal margin 2.0-2.4 times the preventral margin; upper jaw with 68-82 tooth rows; snout angle 59-64°; pectoral radials 64-68; post-synarcual centra 172-176; nasal lamellae 47-48. Colouration: dorsal fins brownish anteriorly, dusky posteriorly; dorsal disc of adults largely uniformly brownish, no spots or obvious blotches; no large, black, teardrop marking on undersurface of snout (Ref. 123963)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Caught individuals: males at 49.4 and 50.3 cm TL were immature and the largest female (51.1 cm TL) was most probably at late adolescent or early mature stage of development (Ref. 123963).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : McEachran, John | Collaborators

Last, P.R., B. Séret and G.J.P. Naylor, 2019. Description of Rhinobatos ranongensis sp. nov.(Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal with a review of its northern Indian Ocean congeners. Zootaxa 4576(2),257-287. (Ref. 123963)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .