Rhinobatos holcorhynchus Norman, 1922
Slender guitarfish
photo by Devarapalli, P.

Family:  Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)
Max. size:  127 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 75 - 253 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Kenya to Natal, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  A guitarfish with a narrow, sharply pointed snout and a narrow pectoral disc; nasal flaps extend only to the inner nostril edges (Ref. 5578). Plain olive-green above, without spots; prominent black blotch on underside of snout (Ref. 5578).
Biology:  A rare and unknown species found offshore on the shelf (Ref. 5578). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Taken as bycatch of trawl and gillnet fisheries (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 April 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 11.05.94
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 08.08.19

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