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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes

Genus: Rhinobatos

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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 185 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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