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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae Guitarfishes

Genus: Acroteriobatus

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Acroteriobatus annulatus (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Jones, I.
 
Acroteriobatus annulatus
[Lesser sandshark]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Acroteriobatus blochii (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Acroteriobatus blochii
[Bluntnose guitarfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Acroteriobatus leucospilus (Norman, 1926)

Photo by Photo by Henlé, C.
 
Acroteriobatus leucospilus
[Grayspottted guitarfish]



South-West Indian Ocean
Max. Length 81 cm TL
Acroteriobatus ocellatus (Norman, 1926)

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Acroteriobatus ocellatus
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Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Acroteriobatus omanensis
[Omn guitarfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Acroteriobatus salalah (Randall & Compagno, 1995)

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Acroteriobatus salalah
[Salalah guitarfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Acroteriobatus variegatus (Nair & Lal Mohan, 1973)

Photo by Photo by Vishnuraj, RS
 
Acroteriobatus variegatus
[Stripenose guitarfish]
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Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis
[Zanzibar guitarfish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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 120 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 Western Indian Ocean 78 TL 1995
Acroteriobatus variegatus Stripenose guitarfish Indian Ocean 75 TL 1973
Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis Zanzibar guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1926



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