Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes

Genus: Acroteriobatus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acroteriobatus andysabini Malagasy blue-spotted guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 2021
Acroteriobatus annulatus Lesser sandshark Southeast Atlantic 140 TL 1841
Acroteriobatus blochii Bluntnose guitarfish Southeast Atlantic 100 TL 1841
Acroteriobatus leucospilus Grayspottted guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 96 TL 1926
Acroteriobatus ocellatus South-West Indian Ocean 81 TL 1926
Acroteriobatus omanensis Omn guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 2016
Acroteriobatus salalah Salalah guitarfish Northwest Indian Ocean 78 TL 1995
Acroteriobatus stehmanni Socotra blue-spotted guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 62.2 TL 2021
Acroteriobatus variegatus Stripenose guitarfish Northern Indian Ocean 75 TL 1973
Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis Zanzibar guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1926



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