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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Rhinopteridae Cownose rays

Genus: Rhinoptera

(See list of species below)



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7 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm WD
Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Schneider, O.
 
Rhinoptera bonasus
[Cownose ray]



Western Atlanitc
Max. Length 104 cm WD
Rhinoptera brasiliensis Müller, 1836

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Rhinoptera brasiliensis
[Brazilian cownose ray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 165 cm WD
Rhinoptera javanica Müller & Henle, 1841

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rhinoptera javanica
[Flapnose ray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm WD
Rhinoptera jayakari Boulenger, 1895

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Rhinoptera jayakari
[Oman cownose ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm WD
Rhinoptera marginata (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

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Rhinoptera marginata
[Lusitanian cownose ray]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 86 cm WD
Rhinoptera neglecta Ogilby, 1912

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Rhinoptera neglecta
[Australian cownose ray]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91.6 cm WD
Rhinoptera steindachneri Evermann & Jenkins, 1891

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Rhinoptera steindachneri
[Pacific cownose ray]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rhinoptera bonasus Cownose ray Western Atlantic 120 WD 1815
Rhinoptera brasiliensis Brazilian cownose ray Western Atlanitc 104 WD 1836
Rhinoptera javanica Flapnose ray Indo-West Pacific 165 WD 1841
Rhinoptera jayakari Oman cownose ray Indo-West Pacific 90 WD 1895
Rhinoptera marginata Lusitanian cownose ray Eastern Atlantic 200 WD 1817
Rhinoptera neglecta Australian cownose ray Western Pacific 86 WD 1912
Rhinoptera steindachneri Pacific cownose ray Eastern Pacific 91.6 WD 1891



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