Rhinobatos annulatus   Muller & Henle,  1841 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Rajiformes
Family:Rhinobatidae

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Description
Color: Tan to dark brown above, white below. Typical Cape color variant with numerous small eyespots (dark brown spot ringed with white and a brown margin) on back; Natal color variants with simple large dark spots.

A guitarfish with a broad, wedge-shaped snout and pectoral disc.


Synonym (s)
Rhinobatus annulatus Muller & Henle, 1841

Common Name (s)
• Lesser Guitarfish
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Andaman Sea (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 91.5) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 45 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/5269/1/43.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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