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Rhinobatos cemiculus  Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817

Blackchin guitarfish
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Rhinobatos cemiculus
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes (Skates and rays) > Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes) > Rhinobatinae
Etymology: Rhinobatos: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, batis, -idos = a ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 9 - 100 m.   Subtropical; 42°N - 17°S, 19°W - 36°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 242 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); common length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3710); max. published weight: 49.9 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Rostral ridges narrowly separated, nearly joining in front; anterior nasal lobe extending little if any, posterior nasal flap narrow; spiracle with two well-developed folds of about same size; thorns present around inner margin of orbits, between spiracles, on shoulders and along midline of disc and tail; upper surface brown, underside white, but usually a blackish blotch on snout mainly in juveniles (Ref. 6675).

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