Rhinoptera sewelli   Misra  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Color: Upper surface blackish gray, pinkish white below.

Head broad and prominent, its anterior profile slightly concave, with a soft bilobed subrostral fin on its lower surface. Eyes and spiracles laterally situated. Disc falcate, deep dorsoventrally, 1.7 times broader than long, with pointed outer angles. Mouth wide, with numerous papillae covering lower lip; a wide nasal curtain with a strongly fimbriated posterior margin overlaps mouth. Teeth in a dental plate of transverse rows in both jaws. Tail long, whip-like, with 2 serrated spines closely apposed together. Dorsal fin small, situated at base of tail. Upper and lower surface of disc and head smooth.

Synonym (s)
Rhinoptera sewelli Misra 1946

Common Name (s)
• Sewell's Cowray (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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